The American Lawyer Reports Gospel for Asia’s Sanctions

Given the size of Gospel for Asia, I expected Christian media to report on the sanction imposed on GFA by federal Judge Timothy Brooks in the RICO lawsuit last week. Judge Brooks scolded GFA’s lawyers for abusing the process and for treating discovery as a “shell game.” He announced his plan to appoint a Special Master to oversee the discovery process in the case.

Outside of this blog, the only other coverage of Judge Brooks’ drastic action is in the American Lawyer. This publication focused on the fact that the legal team representing GFA is fronted by high profile attorney and former Bush administration Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers.

GFA issued a terse statement to the publication, saying that they strongly disagreed with the Court’s rulings.

The article neatly summarizes the case as well as GFA’s stall tactics up to now. Regular readers should be familiar with the details but give the American Lawyer some love and move on over to check it out.

Former Bush Administration Lawyer Harriet Miers is Member of Gospel for Asia's Legal Defense Team

Source TT Architects website
Interior of GFA’s headquarters Source TT Architects website

When it comes to legal defense against the recently filed RICO lawsuit, Gospel for Asia is going big.
Locke Lord of Dallas is a large firm which boasts former Bush Administration Chief Counsel to the President Harriet Miers. 聽Miers is among the attorneys who will represent the GFA defendants. In 2005, Miers was nominated by Bush to fill Sandra Day O’Connor’s seat. However, the administration later聽withdrew her name amid controversy.
If GFA is paying full freight, I suspect the “Where Most Needed” fund is going to take a big hit.
 
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