Supreme Court Rules Against Anti-Cult Network - 1999-03-22
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court today left intact a $1.08 million award against the Cult Awareness Network over the 1991 abduction and attempted deprogramming of a young Kirkland man.
The justices, without comment, rejected an appeal that challenged the award as illegal and unconstitutional.
Lawyers for the now-defunct, Chicago-based network said that holding the nonprofit group legally accountable for the act of one unpaid volunteer was "unprecedented and unsupportable." The appeal said the award threatens other advocacy groups "across the political spectrum."