A.S. Haley reports on developments in three TEC lawsuits
Just a brief update: tomorrow, March 9, beginning at 9:00 a.m., Rusty van Rozeboom (the Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin) and your Curmudgeon will be in the courtroom of the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Fresno, California, to present oral argument in the case of Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin v. Gunner. The chief issue to be decided on appeal is whether the Diocese of San Joaquin had the constitutional right in 2007 to amend its governing documents so as to take it out of the Episcopal Church (USA). You can follow the complete prior history of this dispute on this page.
Tomorrow, also, is the day that the Supreme Court of South Carolina issues opinions. If the Court decides the case of Bishop Lawrence v. ECUSA, this blog will be unable to comment on it for at least a day, but be patient.
Finally, the opening and response briefs have been filed in the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, in Bishop Iker’s case. They may be downloaded from that Court’s Website, for those who are interested. I will have more to say about them, later, as well.