Representing a return to criminal equity, the American domestic violence restraining order system evokes the Anglo-American cultural memory of the Star Chamber. Turkey’s recent withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, the Council of Europe’s counterpart to the United States’ Violence Against Women Act, is part of a larger populist opposition to “gender ideology” that is unlikely to take hold in the United States. Hopefully, however, it will inspire a populist movement in the United States that draws upon a commitment to traditional notions of due process and the preservation of parent–child relationships to put an end to at least some of the nation’s domestic violence restraining order schemes. Such a movement would find ample lessons in the ultimately successful struggle around the turn of the last century against the use of labor injunctions.

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