11th Circuit orders counsel off Scientology case - 2011-07-08
Attorney Kennan Dandar wants to represent a woman suing the Church of Scientology over the suicide of her son. The woman wants Dandar to represent her.
So what's the problem? Nothing, a Florida federal court ruled last year, issuing an injunction barring a state court from kicking Dandar off the case. But on Thursday, a federal appeals court found that -- despite worries about limiting the mother's right to choose counsel -- the federal court could not force the state court to let Dandar continue on the case.