After a landmark court case, Scientology watchers should be celebrating, not sniping - 2017-11-25

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F347.png After a landmark court case, Scientology watchers should be celebrating, not sniping November 25, 2017, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

In all the recent sound and fury, little attention has been paid to Pete Griffiths' landmark achievement against active Scientologists in the Irish courts.

Back in the day, I was consulted in more than 150 legal actions and often tried to bring the 1972 "unclean hands" Hubbard v. Vosper ruling into those cases. I was never once successful, because whichever division of Scientology was represented would distance itself from the hundreds of organizations that are part of the corporate monolith.

But now, because of Pete's precedent, if any Scientologist or Scientology organization wants to sue in Ireland, it will probably have to show that it does so with "clean hands." Diligent research of policy shows that, like Lady Macbeth, Scientology's hands are uncleanable: The "scriptures" order unconscionable behavior at every turn. Hubbard's Responsibilities of Leaders alone proves that point, but litigants should dig out my General Report on Scientology, which was used successfully in a number of cases, and lists the Scientology publications that should be submitted in any court case.

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{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = After a landmark court case, Scientology watchers should be celebrating, not sniping | url = https://tonyortega.org/2017/11/25/after-a-landmark-court-case-scientology-watchers-should-be-celebrating-not-sniping/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = November 25, 2017 | accessdate = November 25, 2017 }}