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Connecticut diocese appeals to Justice Scalia to prevent release of documents

September 03, 2009

A week after US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg upheld lower court rulings ordering the Diocese of Bridgeport to unseal legal documents related to abuse cases, the attorney representing the diocese-- following a procedure that the Supreme Court frowns upon-- has asked Justice Antonin Scalia to rule on the same issue.

The lawsuits, which were filed against the diocese when Cardinal Edward Egan served as bishop, had been settled in 2001 on condition that the documents would remained sealed. The following year, four newspapers filed suit to make them public.


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