Rare win for Daleiden in 9th Circuit

Three-judge appellate panel finds lower court’s order blocking access to public information about researchers associated with the University of Washington’s Birth Defects Research Laboratory was too broad

Anti-abortion activist David Daleiden has scored a victory in the Ninth Circuit, with judges finding a lower court’s order blocking his access to public information about researchers associated with the University of Washington’s Birth Defects Research Laboratory was too broad. The proposed class, potentially 600 people, wanted their personal identifying information redacted … [Read more...]

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Grandma can do this

Life Legal interviews the Sandra Merrit, the woman arrested with David Daleiden

By now, David Daleiden is a household name, known for his series of videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s trade in fetal body parts. Millions of people watched in horror as Planned Parenthood directors casually discussed the dismemberment of babies in the womb and then negotiated sale of their parts for profit. The videos served as the catalyst for congressional hearings and … [Read more...]

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Daleiden lawyers found in contempt of court

Judge says Steve Cooley and Brent Ferreira are in violation of his order banning the release of videos from National Abortion Federation conferences in 2014 and 2015

David Daleiden’s two criminal defense attorneys were found in contempt of court for releasing video footage that exposed callous discussions of dismemberment abortions and selling body parts after a federal gag order barred publication.   The judge in the case is still considering whether to hold Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) in contempt. U.S. District … [Read more...]

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Charges re-filed against pair who exposed baby-parts scandal

As expected, California attorney general levies new accusations against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, whose undercover videos unmasked abortion industry for selling parts of dead infants

State prosecutors have filed new, more specific invasion-of-privacy charges against two antiabortion activists for secretly recording conversations at national meetings of abortion providers, after a San Francisco judge dismissed most of the initial charges. David Daleiden, leader of a group called the Center for Medical Progress, and an employee, Sandra Merritt, posed as … [Read more...]

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No sign of bias

As expected, federal judge rules colleague presiding over David Daleiden case is impartial arbiter as contempt hearing looms

A San Francisco federal judge is not biased against antiabortion activists who secretly recorded abortion providers at national meetings and will be allowed to remain on the case he has been on for nearly two years, another federal judge has ruled. David Daleiden and his organization, the Center for Medical Progress, were seeking to remove U.S. District Judge William Orrick … [Read more...]

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Judge tosses most charges against journalists who exposed sale of baby parts

San Francisco Superior Court judge dismissed 14 of 15 criminal counts against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, but the pair is still charged with one count of conspiracy to invade privacy

The San Francisco Superior Court dropped 14 of the 15 criminal charges on Wednesday against David Daleiden, Sandra Merritt and the Center for Medical Progress as "legally insufficient."   Daleiden and Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress recorded investigative videos of Planned Parenthood conferences, exposing the abortion giant's grisly practices, including the illegal … [Read more...]

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Daleiden lawyers want judge disqualified for bias

Attorneys say U.S. District Judge William Orrick was a board member for a charity that let Planned Parenthood place a clinic on its property and that wife has publicly endorsed Planned Parenthood

A San Francisco federal judge stepped aside Thursday, at least temporarily, from the case of antiabortion activists who posted secretly taped recordings of abortion providers’ meetings after the activists accused him of bias because of his former work for a charity associated with Planned Parenthood. U.S. District Judge William Orrick III had scheduled a hearing next Wednesday … [Read more...]

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