Liberty Counsel vows to fight second subpoena

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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gavel with U.S. flagLiberty Counsel has filed an objection to another subpoena from a homosexual-rights rights legal group in a left-wing attempt to fight conservatives.

Lambda Legal represents the Human Rights Campaign and other plaintiffs in Karnoski v Trump, a case that involves President Trump's limitations on transgender service members in the military.

Barack Obama used an executive order in 2016 to open the U.S. military to open transgenders, an allowance that Trump reversed last year only to fight a legal battle waged by homosexual-rights activists.  

In the middle of that legal fight in federal court, the LGBT activists are using subpoena power to demand access to communication from Liberty Counsel and Family Research Council to the Trump administration.

"We already got one subpoena for other LGBT activist's organizations but this is even broader," says attorney Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel's founder.


"This asks for anything related to LGBT issues," says Staver, "not just the so-called transgender issue in the military, but anything LGBT and it applies supposedly to any documents and conversations."

Staver tells OneNewsNow that Liberty Counsel is not a legal party to the lawsuit, and the LGBT groups lack the legal authority to submit such a sweeping subpoena.   

"They're sending these kinds of subpoenas out to a wide variety of pro-family, conservative Christian organizations solely in an attempt to harass and intimidate," he warns. "But we're not going to be bullied."

Instead, he adds, the organizations should be punished by the courts for abusing the legal process.


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