Court-ordered election at church
VOLOKH at mail.law.ucla.edu
Mon Dec 16 18:37:54 PST 2002
Any thoughts on this case? I don't think it's quite
"unprecedented," but it does seem unusual.
In an unprecedented court-ordered election at Mississippi Boulevard
Christian Church, members voted overwhelmingly Sunday to keep Dr. Frank A.
Thomas as senior pastor. . . .
During the election, the church gym rivaled any political polling site with
its eight electronic voting machines, 10 sheriff's deputies and monitors
from the Election Commission. Two Memphis police officers were called to
direct traffic, and members of the media were stationed outside the building
behind a chalk line.
The election was the result of a lawsuit filed in October by 14 church
members who questioned Thomas's fiscal management of the church, one of the
city's largest black congregations. . . .
Rholedia Morgan, one of the 14 plaintiffs, said . . . the lawsuit is still
in court and church leaders are in the midst of giving depositions. "If we
find any inadequacies, we're going to make sure they're taken care of." . .
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