A Superior Court judge on Thursday rejected Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist's request to be immediately returned sole control of the anti-illegal immigration group – a ruling that leaves the organization immobilized.
Judge Randell Wilkinson also placed restrictions on the three directors tussling with Gilchrist, noting in his order that there were "serious issues concerning the credibility of the claims of both Jim Gilchrist and the defendants…"
Oh, my! What can I say about this? Well, perhaps I'll say more down below...
(Cross-posted at Calitics)
OK, so what again caused this? (From OC Register)
Gilchrist was ousted from the group in January by the vote of the three directors, who said they were concerned with sloppy accounting and possible fundraising improprieties. The three then took control of the organization's primary bank account and, at least temporarily, the group's main Web site.
However, Jim Gilchrist is saying that these three "hijacked" the group. Oh yeah, and Gilchrist is "under attack by internal terrorists"(??!!). Remember, according to Gilchrist, these three "directors" were only serving "advisory roles", and that only HE had real power over the group.
So what will now happen to the organization? Nothing, since no one is really in control.
Wilkinson did grant two Gilchrist requests: The mutinying directors – Barbara Coe, Melvin Stewart and Deborah Ann Courtney – cannot spend donations to the group and they cannot use stationery with Gilchrist's printed signature.
But the lawyer for the defendants said he was pleased with the ruling.
"It's 85 percent of what we wanted," attorney Jim Lacy said. "The best interim remedy, if my clients aren't going to have total control, is that the organization will remain neutral."
And the best permanent remedy, in my humble opinion, is that THIS VIGILANTE RACIST GROUP DIES OF IMMOBILITY! Jim Gilchrist, Barbara Coe, and the rest of the Minuteman group all need to go away and stop harassing all brown people. And you know what? If all this infighting among the Minutemen prevents them from harassing any more Latinos, then the infighting is serving a great purpose.
So what will happen next to the Minutemen?
Wilkinson also called for an April 25 hearing, at which Gilchrist will have to convince the judge that the Minuteman Project should not be handed over to a third-party receivership until a trial is completed. Lacy said his clients would support a receivership.
Well, I'm still hoping that the legal action doesn't end. So long as the Minuteman Follies continue, they can't do any more destructive deeds. Let them fight themselves... That way, these undocumented workers have one fewer thing to worry about.