Supreme Court Declines to Halt Boy Scouts Sex Abuse Settlement

The court lifted a pause imposed by Justice Alito the week before.

The Supreme Court allowed the Boy Scouts of America’s $2.46 billion sex abuse settlement to move forward this week, reversing Justice Samuel Alito’s freeze of the settlement proceedings the previous week.

The settlement between the Boy Scouts of America and 82,000 male sexual abuse survivors was approved in 2022, but 144 other former scouts filed an appeal to prevent the settlement from proceeding. They said that if the settlement moves forward completely, they can no longer file other sex abuse lawsuits against organizations that partnered with the Boy Scouts.

The Supreme Court had allowed the pause on the settlement proceedings to provide time to pursue appeals. In 2020, Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy after several states updated the statute of limitations for abuse allegations.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the justices of the Supreme Court as they consider requests for stays and injunctions from the cases in lower courts.
  • For members of the federal judiciary at every level to be directed by the Lord as they deliberate and rule on cases.

Sources: Reuters, CNN


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