I’ve been quiet about the awful Diocese of South Carolina ruling; others were covering it far better than I can.
But what galls me the most about the ruling is the blatant bias
and conflict of interest of Justice Kaye Hearn. Being a member (at least in the past) of the anti-Mark
Lawrence Episcopal Forum of South Carolina was grounds enough for her to recuse
herself. But there is more. Her husband is linked to the lawsuit
she ruled on! And she let her bias
hang all out during oral arguments.
She might as well have worn a silly Schori mitre on the stand.
The Anglican Curmudgeon goes over her bias and role in detail.
Judicial behavior like Hearn’s makes me think there is one set of
rules for corrupt judges and lawyers and quite another for the rest of us
peons. It too often seems the rule
of law is for chumps.