Debbie Cook's Motion Denied: Scientology's Restraining Order Remains in Place Until Thursday Hearing - 2012-02-03

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F11.png Debbie Cook's Motion Denied: Scientology's Restraining Order Remains in Place Until Thursday Hearing February 3, 2012, Tony Ortega, Runnin' Scared, Village Voice

Judge Janet Littlejohn As we reported yesterday, Debbie Cook, who is being sued by the Church of Scientology for speaking out to her fellow church members in a New Year's Eve e-mail, filed a motion to dissolve a temporary restraining order so broad, it prevented her from hiring an attorney (she hired one anyway) or talking about the case with her husband, who is also being sued.

After a hearing this morning, however, Texas 150th District Court Judge Janet P. Littlejohn denied Cook's motion and continued matters until Thursday, when the restraining order will run out and there will be a hearing to determine if the same restrictions on Cook's rights will become a temporary injunction that could last the duration of the case.

Littlejohn's clerk, Shirley Myers, confirmed to me that Cook's motion had been denied, but she added that another judge, and not necessarily Littlejohn, will preside over Thursday's hearing, when the real fireworks in this case should begin.


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