Eagle Forum as won yet another legal victory, with a federal judge siding with the organization after opponents filed a frivolous motion attempting to stop the Eagle Forum’s annual board meeting.
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “In a strongly worded verbal ruling from the bench in St. Louis, U.S. District Judge John A. Ross denied a motion by Andrew Schlafly for an emergency restraining order to prevent Friday’s annual board meeting of Eagle Forum, the decades-old conservative organization founded by his mother and now chaired by his sister. Ross said Andrew Schlafly’s motion appeared to be litigious harassment and ‘gamesmanship’ in a dispute that has played out in courts in three states. In addition to denying the motion, Ross ordered Schlafly to pay Eagle Forum’s legal fees, an indication that he believes the motion was frivolous.”
This is the latest in a series of legal victories by Eagle Forum over those who are seeking to sow division and destroy the organization Phyllis Schlafly spent decades building.
A few highlights from the past year:
- In October 2016, a Madison County (IL) judge sided with the Eagle Forum Board and suspended Ed Martin as president of the organization and ordered all Eagle Forum property to be turned over to the Board.
- In November 2016, a federal judge ruled against a motion by Martin allies in a lawsuit attempting to take control of Phyllis Schlafly’s likeness.
- In January 2017, a Madison County judge denied an attempt by Martin’s allies to prevent the Eagle Forum Board from meeting.