The First Circuit Court of the United States Court of Appeals DENIED Scott Lively’s dismissal demand in the crimes against humanity suit filed against him by Sexual Minorities Uganda.
United States Court of AppealsFor the First Circuit_____________________No. 13-2503 SCOTT LIVELY, individually and as President of Abiding Truth Ministries,Petitioner.__________________Before Howard, Thompson and Kayatta,Circuit Judges.__________________JUDGMENTEntered: December 4, 2014 This petition for a writ of mandamus raises a number of potentially difficult issues withrespect to the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1350, and the First Amendment in cross-border application. Although it is debatable whether the district court has properly parsed the petitioner’s protected speech from any unprotected speech or conduct, his right to extraordinary relief is not clear and indisputable. See Cheney v. U.S. Dist. Court for D.C., 542 U.S. 367, 380-81 (2004).Further development of the facts will aid in the ultimate disposition of this case.The petition is denied.By the Court:/s/ Margaret Carter, Clerkcc:Baher AzmyLuke S. RyanJeena D. ShahPamela C. SpeesStephen M. CramptonAnita Leigh StaverMathew D. StaverPhilip D. MoranHoratio Gabriel MihetCase: 13-2503 Document: 00116772251
Lively, the founder of Abiding Truth Ministries, an officially recognized hate group has made a career of stirring up anti-gay feelings in the USA and across the world.
He co-authored The Pink Swastika, which suggests ‘homosexuals were the truth inventors of Nazism and the guiding force behind many Nazi atrocities’ and the rainbow flag is a symbol of the ‘end times’.
Lively is accused of engineering the Uganda ‘Kill The Gays’ bill.
This is the second time that Lively and his defense team from The Liberty Council have petitioned for dismissal and lost.
Read the ruling at Equality Case Files.