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A chronology of the progress of The Local Church et al v. Harvest House et al, the libel litigation concerning the Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions.

01/04/2010 amicus brief, court filing, Court of Appeals, court ruling, ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Harvest House, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, press release, Robert Hawkins, Texas Supreme Court, US Supreme Court

An amicus brief filed by cult experts who appealed to the United States Supreme Court to review The Local Church et al v. Harvest House et al on the grounds that Texas Court of Appeals decision set a dangerous precedent for protecting defamation by the use of the term cult when it is used in a secular sense, as the Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions did.

02/28/2009 amicus brief, cult accusation, Gretchen Passantino, US Supreme Court

An amicus brief filed by six people with extensive experience in publishing, broadcasting, and religion asking the United States Supreme Court to review The Local Church et al v. Harvest House et al from the perspective of balancing protection of freedom of speech and of the press with the rights of religious organizations to seek protection from libel.

06/05/2007 amicus brief, publishing standards, US Supreme Court

An amicus brief filed by six international experts (including three former ambassadors), attesting to the danger of the Texas Court of Appeals decision inThe Local Church et al v. Harvest House et al to Christians residing in religiously restrictive countries and asking the United States Supreme Court to review that decision.

05/29/2007 amicus brief, religious freedom, US Supreme Court

An amicus brief from ten prominent scholars in the fields of religion and the social sciences asking the United States Supreme Court to review the Texas Court of Appeals decision in The Local Church et al v. Harvest House et

al on the basis of the “detrimental effect this ruling may have on religious freedom in America.”
05/29/2007 amicus brief, scholars, US Supreme Court

An amicus brief filed by libel law expert Dr. Rodney Smolla with the Texas Supreme Court pointing out several flaws in the application of libel law by the Texas Court of Appeals in The Local Church et al v. Harvest House et al.

02/09/2007 amicus brief, libel, US Supreme Court

An amicus letter brief by apologist Gretchen Passantino filed with the Texas Supreme Court concurring with Hank Hanegraaff’s amicus brief on the dangers of protecting the word cult from defamatory meaning.

08/18/2006 amicus brief, Gretchen Passantino, Texas Supreme Court

An amicus brief filed with the Texas Supreme Court signed by scholars in the fields of religion and the social sciences arguing that the Court of Appeals had failed its obligation to balance First Amendment rights against the social values underlying defamation law.

08/10/2006 amicus brief, scholars, Texas Supreme Court

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.”

08/09/2006 amicus brief, publishing standards, Texas Supreme Court

An amicus brief submitted by eight individuals to the Texas Supreme Court regarding the danger posed by Court of Appeals’ decision to ignore the book’s use of the secular definition of the term cult in parts of the world with repressive governments.

08/09/2006 amicus brief, religious freedom, Texas Supreme Court

An amicus brief filed with the Texas Supreme Court by Hank Hanegraaff asking the court to review the Texas Court of Appeals decision in The Local Church et al v. Harvest House et al based on the danger posed by that decision’s protection of the word cult from defamatory meaning.

08/07/2006 amicus brief, Hank Hanegraaff, Texas Supreme Court