RP wrote: A lawful king would be in subjection to David's son and David's Lord.
Not would, but should.
RP wrote: he would have God's house in order a true gospel ministry
That is not within his realm or authority.
jpw wrote: but why aren't there criminal proceedings?
Probably two reasons: 1. The greater burden of proof required for a criminal conviction. 2. The lawyers advised their private client to go after the deep pockets and enrich himself, and pay a very large cut to his ..... lawyers.
Sadly, the law and justice are two very different things today.