Scott Pilutik helps us evaluate Scientology's petition to Texas appeals court - 2014-02-20
Scott Pilutik Yesterday, we posted Scientology's petition for a writ of mandamus, as the church attempts to overturn the decision by Comal County Judge Dib Waldrip allowing Monique Rathbun to depose Scientology leader David Miscavige in her harassment lawsuit against the church.
We pointed out that the recitation of facts in the petition is very familiar to those of us who have been following along with Scientology's arguments since Monique filed her lawsuit in August. But we wanted to get more perspective on the legal argument that Scientology used in its petition, which was written by Wallace Jefferson, who recently left his position as chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court.
We turned to our legal adviser, Manhattan attorney Scott Pilutik, for some insights.