Litigation, Depositions and Other Purging

Decision Expected Soon in South Carolina Case

12-10-2014 · Today, at the request of Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein, both sides in the South Carolina case are submitting proposed forms of a final decision and order for her to sign. She will most likely use…


Is a Church that Sues Itself a Church?

12-5-2014 · The highly litigious Episcopal Church in the United States of America (“ECUSA”) has settled a lawsuit with itself, according to a press release from its rump group (which cannot legally be called a…


ECUSA Denied Leave to Appeal in Quincy Case

11-26-2014 · Today the Illinois Supreme Court posted twenty-eight pages of its recent dispositions of requests made by losing parties for leave to appeal their decision to that Court. On page twelve, at the very…


SCOTUS Denies Review to ECUSA in Ft. Worth/ San Angelo Cases

11-3-2014 · Today the Supreme Court of the United States issued its order denying (without opinion) review (“certiorari”) of the decisions rendered last September by the Supreme Court of Texas in the Fort Worth and…


Houston Mayor Drops Controversial Pastor Subpoenas

10-29-2014 · Well, what do you know?  Evidently if you stand up to a bully, they back down and return to their hovels until a less able victim comes along.  Houston…


Scalia’s Prophecy Fulfilled (Sub Silentio)

10-6-2014 · Sub silentio (literally, “under [the cloak of] silence”) is a legal term of art for the technique of a court that, say, wants to accomplish something like the overruling of an earlier case—without having to…


Aaaand let’s bring that Title IV thing to the GTS mess

10-2-2014 · The Living Church, sampling Episcopal Cafe, reports that a group of General Seminary grads are militating for someone, anyone to bring charges against Dean (and former Diocese of…


Clash of the Canons and Civil Law at GTS

10-1-2014 · The recent meltdown at the country’s oldest theological seminary (and the only Episcopal seminary under the direct supervision of ECUSA) puts to the test some…


At GTS, Prayers Ascending to Father, Son and Holy Lawyers

9-30-2014 · The first line of a current letter from the “Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees” of the General Theological Seminary (GTS) is friggin’ PRICELESS, Yesterday, after much prayer and…


The Unraveling of the Anglican Communion

9-25-2014 · For some time now—ever since ECUSA’s unilateral decision to consecrate V. Gene Robinson as a bishop—the Anglican Communion has been unraveling, but since it was such a loosely based agglomeration of churches to begin with,…


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