The abuse of restraining orders...
Here's a good case study in how restraining orders can be abused.
On Dec. 15, Santa Fe District Court Judge Daniel Sanchez signed a temporary restraining order against CBS late-night host David Letterman, requiring him to keep his distance from Colleen Nestler.
According to Nestler, for more than 10 years Letterman has been sending coded messages over the airwaves that communicated his desire to marry her. (Nestler has also accused TV personalities Regis Philbin and Kelsey Grammer of communicating with her through televised code.) Letterman says he doesn't know the woman.
Nestler's TRO may be ludicrous, but it highlights a no-nonsense debate on the possible misuse of restraining orders.