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Title: [Tony Ortega] Scientology Wins Appeal In Lawsuit Alleging Forced Labor and Forced Abortions
Post by: News Thetan on July 24, 2012, 21:01
Scientology Wins Appeal In Lawsuit Alleging Forced Labor and Forced Abortions (http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/07/scientology_win_2.php)
24 July 2012, 2:48 pm

California's federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today posted its affirmation of a lower court's decision to dismiss a lawsuit against the Church o...

Source: Tony Ortega (http://villagevoice.com)

Title: Re: [Tony Ortega] Scientology Wins Appeal In Lawsuit Alleging Forced Labor and Forced Abortions
Post by: Albion on August 06, 2012, 07:36
I have just published a more extensive write-up on the appeal court ruling at Infinite Complacency, built around an analysis by the lawyer who filed the original lawsuits, Barry Van Sickle:

The U.S. Appeal court's rejection of the Headley lawsuits against Scientology is not carte blanche for future abuse, says the attorney who filed the original complaints: but the judgment still got it wrong, he argues.

It is much longer than I usually post and perhaps not the easiest read, but I thought it was worth exploring the issues in detail so as to take advantage of Van Sickle's informed opinions.

http://infinitecomplacency.blogspot.com/2012/08/reviewing-headley-ruling.html?utm_source=BP_recent

Jonny Jacobsen
Infinite Complacency
Title: Re: [Tony Ortega] Scientology Wins Appeal In Lawsuit Alleging Forced Labor and Forced Abortions
Post by: Mary_McConnell on August 06, 2012, 11:58
I have just published a more extensive write-up on the appeal court ruling at Infinite Complacency, built around an analysis by the lawyer who filed the original lawsuits, Barry Van Sickle:

The U.S. Appeal court's rejection of the Headley lawsuits against Scientology is not carte blanche for future abuse, says the attorney who filed the original complaints: but the judgment still got it wrong, he argues.

It is much longer than I usually post and perhaps not the easiest read, but I thought it was worth exploring the issues in detail so as to take advantage of Van Sickle's informed opinions.

http://infinitecomplacency.blogspot.com/2012/08/reviewing-headley-ruling.html?utm_source=BP_recent

Jonny Jacobsen
Infinite Complacency

Thank you, Jonny. This article explains a lot. I have always found Barry to be a very bright and knowledgeable attorney . What he says about the labor laws, especially as it pertains to CA, makes perfect sense to me - a nonlawyer but one versed a bit in the issue.

Do you think the Headley's are going ask for the decision to be heard before the US Supreme Court?
Title: Re: [Tony Ortega] Scientology Wins Appeal In Lawsuit Alleging Forced Labor and Forced Abortions
Post by: Albion on August 06, 2012, 12:36
I sent them an email a day or two after the ruling, asking if they planned
to take it further.

Their reply, which I quote in my previous posting on the case, did not actually
say they had ruled out taking it further, but that is the impression I took away
from it.

See their statement in my previous post:

http://infinitecomplacency.blogspot.com/2012/07/appeal-court-rejects-headleys-lawsuits.html?utm_source=BP_recent

(These anti-spamming questions are tough!)
Title: Re: [Tony Ortega] Scientology Wins Appeal In Lawsuit Alleging Forced Labor and Forced Abortions
Post by: Mary_McConnell on August 06, 2012, 13:13
I sent them an email a day or two after the ruling, asking if they planned
to take it further.

Their reply, which I quote in my previous posting on the case, did not actually
say they had ruled out taking it further, but that is the impression I took away
from it.

See their statement in my previous post:

http://infinitecomplacency.blogspot.com/2012/07/appeal-court-rejects-headleys-lawsuits.html?utm_source=BP_recent

(These anti-spamming questions are tough!)
Thanks! ( And yes, I've heard from other newbies that the anti spaming q's are tough, lol. Hopefully you won't have to answer them anymore after so many initial logins onto the forum )
Title: Re: [Tony Ortega] Scientology Wins Appeal In Lawsuit Alleging Forced Labor and Forced Abortions
Post by: Albion on August 10, 2012, 14:19
Since I last posted, I have checked back with the Headleys and, no, they are not going to be taking it any further.
Jonny