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Valerie Haney’s Supreme Court petition gets a date for discussion, but don’t get your hopes up

 Yesterday, we noticed that there was a new notation at the US Supreme Court in regards to Valerie Haney’s petition: “DISTRIBUTED for Conference of []


Scientology to US Supreme Court: Valerie Haney predicament is not a First Amendment case

 In May, Valerie Haney’s legal team (specifically constitutional scholar Marci Hamilton) filed a petition with the US Supreme Court, asking it to step in and prevent the Church of Scientology from forcing Valerie into its “religious arbitration.”

Scientology’s response was due yesterday, and attorneys Robert Mangels (RTC) and William Forman (CSI) got their filing submitted in []


 Valerie Haney, the former Sea Org worker who says she escaped from a Scientology compound by hiding in the trunk of a car, has petitioned the US Supreme Court over the ruling that derailed her lawsuit against the church, denying her right to trial and telling her to take her complaint to Scientology’s internal ‘religious []

Judge to Valerie Haney: You need to get this Scientology ‘arbitration’ underway

[Valerie Haney and Judge Burdge]

On Tuesday, a hearing took place at Los Angeles Superior Court in Judge Richard Burdge’s courtroom that had been scheduled a year earlier, when the judge first derailed Valerie Haney’s lawsuit against the Church of Scientology and told her to take her complaints to Scientology’s internal “religious []

Judge denies Scientology’s motion for $160,000 in sanctions against Valerie Haney

 We’re still scratching our heads thinking about his January 2020 ruling that derailed Valerie Haney’s lawsuit and directed her to submit her claims to Scientology’s “religious arbitration,” but Judge Richard Burdge Jr at least didn’t add insult to injury by granting Scientology’s request for []

Adding insult to injury, Valerie Haney faces a hearing for $160,000 in sanctions this week

 In the last few days attorneys for Valerie Haney and the Church of Scientology have filed briefs in preparation for a hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday that will consider whether Scientology can saddle Valerie with $160,000 in sanctions as punishment for asking a judge to reconsider his ruling to deny her a []

VALERIE HANEY DENIED AGAIN: State supreme court won’t hear case

[Valerie Haney, right, and her attorney Marci Hamilton]

The California state supreme court has turned down Valerie Haney’s request to review a lower court’s ruling, and so she’s once again back where she started: She faces going through Scientology “religious arbitration” before she can appeal the order that denied her the right to a trial in []

Scientology predictably trashes Valerie Haney’s request for state supreme court review

[Valerie Haney hears from Scientology’s two legal hired hands]

We’ve obtained a copy of Scientology’s answer to Valerie Haney’s request for review to the California State Supreme Court, and it will probably not surprise you that it is a rather disparaging []

Valerie Haney to state supremes: Scientology abuses less real than deadlines in a pandemic?

 We told you last week that Valerie Haney has taken her fight against Scientology ‘arbitration’ to California’s state supreme court, but we didn’t have a copy yet of her actual petition for []

Valerie Haney takes fight against Scientology ‘arbitration’ to California Supreme Court

 Valerie Haney told us that she was determined to fight Scientology’s attempt to get her into its “religious arbitration,” and court records show that she’s doing exactly that, taking her battle to California’s highest court in a new []