The judge in the NY Attorney General’s suit to dissolve the NRA has refused to allow Frank Tait and another member to intervene as parties. But he said the members’ cause needed to be heard, and he would consider other ways of letting them participate. There was a report of a director going to join in, which would have helped their motion a lot, but it sounds like there is still a chance that he will come in.
Tait’s participation is vital. He would be able to argue that the court should punish the offending leaders but spare the organization, don’t turn over the assets, contributed by the members, to other organizations which they may not support. Nobody else will be making this point. Brewer, nominally representing the NRA as a corporation, should be making that argument, but since LaPierre signs his firm’s paychecks, isn’t going to. So the choice given the court would be, sink the organization and LaPierre, or rule that LaPierre did nothing wrong, which is obviously not the situation.