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Investigator in fetal-parts scandal wins legal battle against university employees 

August 17, 2017

The man responsible for a series of investigative reports on the involvement of Planned Parenthood with the sale of fetal body parts has won a court victory over researchers who had sought to prevent public disclosure of their involvement.

Laboratory workers at the University of Washington had sued David Daleiden, saying that they would have injury if documents produced during his investigation revealed their work in procuring fetal tissues. Daleiden had obtained the documents through a search of public records.

A lower court had sided with the workers, ruling that the records must be redacted to eliminate not only the names of employees but the names of institutions and university departments involved in research on fetal tissue. A federal appeals court, noting that the public-records law requires full disclosure, said that the lower court must justify any redaction.


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  • Posted by: unum - Aug. 18, 2017 1:02 PM ET USA

    The Daleiden case shows the rule of law is very much under fire from the leftists in our judicial system. How could a lower court "overlook" the fact that the public-records law requires full disclosure of the content of records? The left clearly believes it is above the law, and they are getting away with it at an alarming rate. Destruction of laws, is the first step in the destruction of our God-given democracy!

  • Posted by: jalsardl5053 - Aug. 17, 2017 7:30 PM ET USA

    Congratulations to the federal appeals court for assuring the casting of light into darkness.