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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

A letter written after the end of the case over the Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions to those who do not meet with the local churches but who followed the case’s progress.

06/25/2007 AIA, Answers in Action, Christian Research Institute, Court of Appeals, CRI, ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, First Amendment, Fuller Theological Seminary, Harvest House, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, litigation, Texas Supreme Court, US Supreme Court

A letter written after the end of the case over the Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions to the believers who meet in the local churches.

06/22/2007 AIA, Answers in Action, Christian Research Institute, Court of Appeals, CRI, ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, Fuller Theological Seminary, Harvest House, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, litigation, Texas Supreme Court, US Supreme Court

A press release concerning the United States Supreme Court’s decision not to review the Texas Court of Appeals decision in The Local Church et al v. Harvest House et al.

06/20/2007 ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Harvest House, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, press release, 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

The petition by The Local Church et al to the United States Supreme Court.

05/16/2007 court filing, ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Harvest House, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, 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