SCIENTOLOGY'S PRAYER: The Hail Mary petition to keep David Miscavige from being deposed - 2014-02-19

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F347.png SCIENTOLOGY'S PRAYER: The Hail Mary petition to keep David Miscavige from being deposed February 19, 2014, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

In December, Comal County Judge Dib Waldrip decided that Monique Rathbun has the right to depose the leader of the Church of Scientology, David Miscavige, in her harassment lawsuit against the church. The judge then reasserted that decision after he was asked to reconsider. But now, Scientology is so determined to keep Miscavige out of a witness chair, it is taking a step that experts are telling us is somewhat extreme.

On Friday, Wallace Jefferson — the former chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court (pictured at right) — filed on behalf of Miscavige an 89-page petition with the Texas Third Court of Appeals in Austin, asking it to grant a writ of mandamus and counteract Waldrip's order.

We have the petition now, and we'd like your thoughts on it.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = SCIENTOLOGY'S PRAYER: The Hail Mary petition to keep David Miscavige from being deposed | url = https://tonyortega.org/2014/02/19/scientologys-prayer-the-hail-mary-petition-to-keep-david-miscavige-from-being-deposed/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = February 19, 2014 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}