The AP story reports that in the case, a California appeals court on February 24 dropped the LAPD from a lawsuit about alleged molestations of then-Explorer Scouts in the late 1970's by "openly gay" LAPD Deputy Chief David Kalish. The court decreed that according to state law, the ex-Explorer Scouts would have to, said the AP, "show specific sexual misconduct before the LAPD could be forced to open its files."
Now, here comes the Archbishop's part.
Says the AP story, "Mahony's lawyer on March 3 asked the court to publish the decision, which would make it apply to other cases and not just the suit against Kalish, the [L.A. Times] reported. The court did so four days later."
The AP story continues, "Now Raymond P. Boucher, an attorney for many of the church's accusers, has asked the California Supreme Court to depublish the ruling on the grounds that it would deny victims their day in court, the Times reported."
The AP report adds, "Boucher criticized Mahony for intervening in the Kalish case without the plaintiffs' knowledge. 'I thought it was underhanded for the archdiocese to surreptitiously send that letter and never give us an opportunity to respond,' Boucher told the newspaper. J. Michael Hennigan, the cardinal's lawyer, and Tod Tamburg [sic], Mahony's spokesman, declined to comment Thursday to the Times."
As Rush Limbaugh says, "Well, folks, there you have it." We will see what comes of the Cardinal's legal maneuver, eventually.