Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Liberty Counsel has a new weapon - PAPER

Liberty Counsel represents Scott Lively in Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Lively which is before the US District Court for Massachusetts. Yesterday attorneys with Liberty Counsel filed what is effectively a motion to dismiss. It is 198 pages in length. I do not know the biblical equivalency but it is a novel. I feel sorry for the judge's clerk who is going to have to read through all of the bat guano. Similarly, the attorneys for SMUG are probably going to assign the task to some poor soul who will require Adderall to stay awake while taking notes. By the way, the judge gave them permission in advance to file excess pages.

Just looking through the table of contents it seem unlikely that Staver & Co. will prevail. It is a motion for a summary judgment in their favor. For a summary judgment there have to be no contested issues of fact. The judge is left with a decision based on the law. There seem to be many issues of fact that are left to resolve. This, by the way, is the 257th document on the docket.

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