Motion To Intervene Denied

As I said earlier today, there was the hearing on the Motion to Intervene this afternoon.

After hearing the arguments for and against, Judge Joel Cohen denied the Motion.

The basis for his decision as I can understand it is that having only two member representing the interests of the members was not enough. He kept referring to a 5% of the membership rule as the minimum needed to intervene. Even though the attorneys for the intervenors said they were representing a class of members, the judge disagreed. He kept coming back to the argument that if you let one group intervene then you have to let others intervene.

While it was assumed a sitting director would be joining the Motion to Intervene today, Judge Cohen said he could only rule on the motion in front of him. He did not rule out a revised Motion to Intervene with a sitting director as one of the intervenors.

It is a hell of thing when you have a group on one side that wants to do away with the NRA and a group on the other side that wants to keep looting it with no one allowed in the middle representing the millions of dues paying members.

2 thoughts on “Motion To Intervene Denied”

  1. Would it be possible to establish a site where members could give Tait authorization to proceed on their behalf? I and sure others would gladly do so. If they could categorically state they represent X number of members, would it help?

    1. ^^^ This. I am a life member and am super frustrated that I can apparently do nothing. Even voting for the board, which I do, seems to be pointless as members are resigning faster than we can elect them.

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