Thursday, September 17, 2015

Liberty Counsel loses again - this time it's CA's gay conversion ban - AGAIN

What? You thought this issue was settled? See the ruling below. Liberty Counsel seems to lose every case and each loss generates more appeals and motions creating more losses and more appeals and motions. I honestly don't know how they keep track of it all. This is what happens in the absence of a paying client and the presence of lawyers who are insane. Liberty Counsel is clogging up the courts with batshit — at our expense. They are doing the Lord's work and simply cannot accept defeat.

This is about California's conversion therapy ban on minors (Pickup v. Brown). Here is the track (just follow the droppings):
  • October 4, 2012: The Christians seek an injunction invalidating the law.
  • December 4, 2012: The Christians lose.
  • December 10, 2012: The Christians appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • August 29, 2013: The Christians lose quest for injunction.
  • August ??, 2014: The Christians lose the appeal in full.
  • November 20, 2014: The state, joined by Equality California, moves to have all of the remaining claims dismissed in the district court.
  • March 6, 2015: The exchange of briefs is completed.
  • March 13, 2015: The court holds a hearing on the matter.
  • September 16, 2015: the motion to dismiss is granted giving them 21 days to refile on two of the three outstanding issues. I'm sure that they will.
I have no idea what happened between March and September. This reminds me of the Kentucky woman's case (I hope to never type her name again). Liberty has no hope, whatsoever, of prevailing but they just keep on filing.

Coming next: In the filing David Pickup reveals that he intends to disobey the law. He'll be the next self-manufactured victim on the Christian milk carton with requests for donations. It's a way of challenging the law all over again. More briefs, more hearings, more appeals, more motions, more batshit.

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