Tag Archives: Guidestar

Liberty Counsel Appeals “Hate Group” Ruling

Via press release: Liberty Counsel filed an appeal to the Court of Appeals challenging the district court’s dismissal of its lawsuit against GuideStar. Liberty Counsel’s lawsuit challenges GuideStar over its false and defamatory “hate group” label that it placed on GuideStar’s Liberty Counsel page. The lawsuit charges GuideStar violated the federal Lanham Act, along with state law violations of Interference …

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Liberty Counsel: We’re Like Holocaust Victims

Last month the Liberty Counsel lost its defamation lawsuit against the charity rating organization GuideStar, which had marked them as a hate group using information provided by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Liberty Counsel president Mat Staver is out this week with a typically insane characterization of GuideStar’s move. Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Staver complained that GuideStar …

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BOOM: Federal Court Tosses Liberty Counsel’s “Hate Group” Designation Suit Against Charity Rating Site

The Chronicle Of Philanthropy reports: GuideStar, the charity-information site, scored a major victory as a federal court ruled it was in legal bounds to put a hate label on a nonprofit’s profile. A federal judge in Virginia dismissed a lawsuit against GuideStar pursued by the conservative Christian legal-defense group Liberty Counsel. Judge Raymond Jackson of the Federal District Court in …

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