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Philly owes $877,000 for Boy Scouts' eviction case
Associated Press ^ | 3/21/12

Posted on 03/21/2012 9:43:32 PM PDT by SmithL

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The city must pay nearly $900,000 after a failed effort to evict the Boy Scouts of America because of the group's ban on gays, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

The post-trial ruling is just the latest twist in a decade-long legal dispute over the Boy Scout oath, which requires members to be "morally straight."

The two sides have sought a compromise that would let the local Boy Scouts chapter keep its rent-free, city-owned headquarters without violating the national Scout policy.

However, a tentative deal struck since the city lost a court case last year has fallen apart. U.S. District Judge Ronald Buckwalter therefore said the city must pay $877,000 for the Scouts' legal fees.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; bsa; bsalist; homosexualagenda; philadelphia; scoutshonor
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1 posted on 03/21/2012 9:43:42 PM PDT by SmithL
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Buckwalter, Ronald Lawrence
Born 1936 in Lancaster, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on November 17, 1989, to a seat vacated by Charles R. Weiner. Confirmed by the Senate on March 9, 1990, and received commission on March 12, 1990. Assumed senior status on December 11, 2003.

Education:
Franklin and Marshall College, A.B., 1958
College of William and Mary School of Law, B.C.L., 1962

Professional Career:
Private practice, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1963-1980
Legal aid attorney, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1964-1966
Clerk, Hon. John Bowman and Hon. Anthony Appel, Court of Common Pleas, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1966-1970
Assistant district attorney, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1970-1978
District attorney, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1978-1980
Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1980-1990

2 posted on 03/21/2012 9:44:28 PM PDT by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised when you see more of that behavior)
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To: SmithL; SandRat

YAY!

Scouting Ping and a great one!

The Boy Scouts win!


3 posted on 03/21/2012 9:45:10 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SandRat

The 1st Amendment wins in Philadelphia!


4 posted on 03/21/2012 9:45:48 PM PDT by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised when you see more of that behavior)
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To: SmithL

ALL RIGHT!! Turn back the tide of the radical homos. Just think of all the good that the Scouts can do with almost a million bucks!


5 posted on 03/21/2012 9:51:31 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SmithL

If you lived in Philly, you’d know that no one wins.


6 posted on 03/21/2012 9:53:53 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SZonian

Some gay guy on council if I am not mistaken was behind this...

The scouts raised the money and built the building and then gave it to the city ages ago, and used it for meetings.. some activist little BLEEP decided to hell with them.

Should be paying the scouts way more than this!

Dumb petty pathetic little people


8 posted on 03/21/2012 10:00:10 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: SZonian

Some gay guy on council if I am not mistaken was behind this...

The scouts raised the money and built the building and then gave it to the city ages ago, and used it for meetings.. some activist little BLEEP decided to hell with them.

Should be paying the scouts way more than this!

Dumb petty pathetic little people


9 posted on 03/21/2012 10:00:30 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: SmithL

Good. F abusive government on every level. It should come out of the govt workers’ pensions.


10 posted on 03/21/2012 10:05:45 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: SZonian; RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; wisconsinconservative; ...

11 posted on 03/21/2012 10:11:21 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: HamiltonJay

Wouldn’t surprise me if the council member wanted it for a sex dungeon.

And the money could’ve done the scouts some good but isn’t it going to their lawyer fees?


12 posted on 03/21/2012 10:11:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: SmithL

Yep, left wing a**hats trying to suppress the 1st amendment rights of everyone except other left wing a**hats.


13 posted on 03/21/2012 10:12:13 PM PDT by calex59
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To: SmithL

Philly taxpayers on the hook for $900,000, plus legal expenses, for pimping the gay agenda.

And NO ONE will show up at the council meeting to complain about this complete wasting of taxpayer dollars by radical Democrats. Wouldn’t want to be known as a BIGOT after all, would we?

And you wonder what’s wrong in America, today?


14 posted on 03/21/2012 10:16:40 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: SmithL

Huzzah! Three cheers for Judge Ronald Buckwalter!


15 posted on 03/21/2012 10:21:41 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: SmithL

Pingout tomorrow!


16 posted on 03/21/2012 10:29:05 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: tcrlaf

I’m tellin ya, folks of moral conviction need to be migrating to likeminded states so a separation can occur, let the left rot in their dens of iniquity and falling apart cities.


17 posted on 03/21/2012 10:42:06 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: little jeremiah

shall bump during RUSH. :D


18 posted on 03/21/2012 10:44:19 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: SZonian

One in awhile I like lawyers.


19 posted on 03/21/2012 10:45:49 PM PDT by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: Morgana

Where is that graphic from?

The sword is labeled bigotry and discrimination.

It seems the artist/author is trying to say that the boy scouts (and Christians) are using bigotry and discrimination as a weapon.

This piece of political propaganda is not meant to be flattering to the scouts or Christians.

Its saying that “Boy Scouts and Christians are discriminatory bigots”.


20 posted on 03/21/2012 10:48:50 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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