[Editorial Note: This document is part of a collection of documents on brainwashing and related controversies. For a history of these controversies, and a discussion of the relevance of this document, see the paper by Massimo Introvigne "Liar, Liar": Brainwashing, CESNUR and APA.]
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Plaintiff and Appellant,
TRACY LEAL, )
Plaintiff and Appellant,
HOLY SPIRIT ASSOCIATION FOR THE UNIFICATION OF WORLD CHRISTIANITY, et al.,
Defendants and Respondents.
AND RELATED ACTION.
|No. SF 25038
Court of Appeal
San Francisco Superior
MOTION OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL
ASSOCIATION TO WITHDRAW AS AMICUS CURIAE
TO: The Honorable Chief Justice and Associate Justices of The California Supreme Court
On February 10, 1987, the American Psychological Association ("APA") joined with numerous behavioral and social scientists, as individual amici, in submitting a brief amicus curiae in the above-captioned case. Since that time, it has come to the attention of APA's Board of Directors that one of its constituent Boards had, previous to that date, established a task force to study the issues addressed in the amicus brief. That task force has not yet reached any final conclusions.
Accordingly, the Board of Directors now believes it was premature, for organizational reasons, to endorse the positions taken in the amicus brief prior to completion of the task force study. For this reason, and because the APA review process will take some time to complete, APA respectfully moves this Court to withdraw as signatory of the amicus brief rather than risk delay in the adjudication of this case.
By this action, APA does not mean to suggest endorsement of any views opposed to those set forth in the amicus brief. Nor does APA mean to suggest that it will not ultimately be able to subscribe to the views expressed in the brief.
Additionally, in this motion APA does not speak for the individual amici who are co-signers of the brief; they continue to participate as amici, and their endorsement of the positions taken in the amicus brief remains unaffected. This motion does not withdraw the brief; it merely withdraws APA's participation as an amicus.
APA regrets any inconvenience its motion may cause this Court.
Dated: March 27, 1987
Los Angeles, California
ROBERT H. PHILIBOSIAN
MORTON B. JACKSON
MacDonald, Halsted & Laybourne
725 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90017
Telephone: (213) 629-3000
BRUCE J. ENNIS
DONALD N. BERSOFF
Ennis Friedman & Bersoff
1200 17th Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036
Telephone: (202) 775-8100
Attorneys for Amici American Psychological Association, et al.
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