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  • Title:

    Petition for Review

    Summary:

    The Petition for Review filed by The Local Church et al with the Texas Supreme Court, asking it to review the Texas Court of Appeals decision in the libel case over the Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions.

    Petition for Review

    This document is the official Petition for Review submitted by the local churches to the Texas Supreme Court as the first step in appealing to said Supreme Court—that they would review the case (Local Church, Living Stream Ministry, et al. v. Harvest House Publishers, et al.), which was previously overturned by the Texas Court of Appeals. It includes statements concerning the basic facts and concerns of the case.

    Petition for Review

    Five amicus briefs were submitted in support of the Petition for Review. These briefs were submitted by:

    After the Texas Supreme Court declined to review the case, an additional amicus brief written by Dr. Rodney Smolla, Dean and George Allen Professor of Law and the University of Richmond School of Law and author of the two-volume set Law of Defamation, was submitted in support of a Motion for Rehearing.