We first saw Yvette Felarca attacking a guy who came to hear Milo Yiannopoulos at Berkeley in February of 2017. Before the night was over Antifa and BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) had started fires, caused violence and shut down the speech by the controversial social commentator.
She’d created quite a name for herself in the official Leftist thugocracy as noted here by the conservative legal watchdog group Judicial Watch:
“Felarca is a prominent figure in By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), a group founded by the Marxist Revolutionary Workers League that protests conservative speaking engagements. In 2016, Felarca and two of her allies were arrested and charged with several crimes, including felony assault, for inciting a riot in Sacramento. Earlier this year, Felarca was ordered to stand trial for assault.”
Worse, we learned that the diminutive street thug was actually a paid government employee working as a middle school teacher!
That’s when Judicial Watch sought legally available public records on the teacher from the Berkeley Unified School District:
“Felarca had sued the BUSD in federal court to keep the school district from fulfilling its legal obligation to provide Judicial Watch with records of their communications mentioning: Felarca, Antifa, and/or BAMN. Judicial Watch also asked for Felarca’s personnel file.”
Felarca sued to block the school district from giving over the legal records and lost. Big.
“U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, Northern District of California, who had previously ruled that Felarca’s lawsuit was “entirely frivolous,” wrote in his ruling awarding legal fees to Judicial Watch that Felarca and her co-plaintiffs’ First Amendment claims were “premised on the obviously baseless assumption” that the First Amendment condemns the speech of some while condoning the ideological missions of others.”
The teacher, who apparently didn’t know that the First Amendment applied to all Americans, even people with whom her highness disagrees, not only had her lawsuit thrown out, she was ordered to pay all of Judicial Watch’s court costs and legal fees.
“Yvette Felarca, a middle school teacher in the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), and two co-plaintiffs were ordered to pay Judicial Watch $22,000 in attorney’s fees and $4,000 in litigation costs.
Judge Chhabria added that “The plaintiffs also mischaracterized the documents under review” [shocker] and that the plaintiffs “failed to grapple with the role Ms. Felarca played in making herself a topic of public discourse through her physical conduct at public rallies and her voluntary appearance on Fox News.
Along with Felarca’s $20,000 payment, co-plaintiffs Lori Nixon and Larry Stefl were ordered by Judge Chhabria to pay Judicial Watch $1,000 each (Yvette Felarca, et al., v. Berekely Unified School District, et al. (No. 3:17-cv-06282-VC)).
Judicial Watch is entitled to attorney’s fees because the plaintiffs’ lawsuit was frivolous, and their litigation conduct was unreasonable,” Judge Chhabria wrote in his order.”
The humorless woman who claimed that people on the right, such as Yiannopoulos, with whom she disagreed were “fascists,” “killers” who believed in “genocide” and said that the gay and (born) Jewish Yiannapoulos was a homophobic genocidal man bent on another “holocaust” and didn’t have the right to speak.
“This is a huge victory for Judicial Watch against Antifa and the violent left,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. “Ms. Felarca attacked Judicial Watch without basis and the court was right to reject her ploy to deny our ‘right to know’ because we don’t share her violent left views.”
Thanks Judicial Watch for once again showing the way.