A lawsuit designed to intimidate Bill Donohue and the Catholic League came to a screeching halt in August. We won.
At every step of the way, a lawsuit filed by Rebecca Randles against Donohue and the Catholic League was knocked down by the courts. Donohue never libeled anyone, and she knows it. She is known as one of the most notorious Church-suing attorneys in the nation.
Randles lost in the U.S. District Court, and then lost again in the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. She wisely decided not to appeal her bogus lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court, though it would have been fun to watch her lose again.
Randles tried to silence Donohue and the Catholic League, and she failed. She should have known better.
Donohue noted that her penchant for misleading the public goes way beyond him. In a news release, he wrote that “her bio, listed on her website, says she is a ‘trustee for Southweat Baptist University.’ (My italics.) There is no such school.”
Many thanks to Erin Mersino for representing Donohue and the Catholic League—she did a splendid job. Thanks, too, to Richard Thompson, president of the Thomas More Law Center, for accepting this case. “They are two committed Catholics,” Donohue said, “persons whose courage is matched only by their brilliance.”