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CHARLESTON, SC: Federal Judge Denies Second TEC Request to seize Diocese of South Carolina Identity
Court Rejects Bishop vonRosenberg's effort to 'rehash' its failed arguments

Diocese of Sth. Carolina Release
January 15, 2013

U.S. District Judge C. Weston Houck issued a sharply worded ruling today that rebuffed efforts by The Episcopal Church to sidestep a South Carolina Circuit Court injunction preventing the denomination from seizing the identity and symbols of the Diocese of South Carolina.

In his ruling, Judge Houck said, "It appears Bishop [Charles G.] vonRosenberg is using the motion to express his disagreement with the Court's ruling and to 'rehash' previously presented arguments. ... As such, Bishop vonRosenberg's motion is improper and reconsideration is not justified."

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