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  • Title:

    Amicus Brief from Publishers and Broadcasters (Texas Supreme Court)

    Summary:

    An amicus brief signed by seven men with extensive experience in publishing and broadcasting, urging the Texas Supreme Court to review the Court of Appeals decision in The Local Church et al v. Harvest House et al to balance First Amendment rights and “the right of religious organizations to be free of unsubstantiated denigration of their reputations.”

    Amicus Brief from Publishers and Broadcasters (Texas Supreme Court)

    Seven men with extensive experience in the publishing and broadcasting industries submitted an amicus brief supporting the local churches’ request to the Texas Supreme Court to review the Court of Appeals decision in The Local Church et al v. Harvest House et al. The brief said that granting review would allow the court to strike the right balance between First Amendment rights and “the right of religious organizations to be free of unsubstantiated denigration of their reputations.” It also argued that publishers of books on religion should be held to the same standards of defamation and that Christian and secular organizations should enjoy the same protections when falsely accused of criminal or abhorrent conduct. The signers of the brief were:

    Amicus Brief from Publishers and Broadcasters (Texas Supreme Court)
    Categories:
    Court Filings, Defense, ECNR