A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel gave pro-life activist Dave Daleiden a victory Monday after he was barred by a lower court from releasing information about the University of Washington's purchase of baby body parts for research.
Last November, a Seattle-based district court judge placed an injunction prohibiting Daleiden from releasing the names and job titles of university personnel involved in research using aborted babies' body parts that were harvested by Planned Parenthood.
Regarding the Ninth Circuit panel's decision on Monday, Thomas More Society's Special Counsel Peter Breen said in a statement to Fox News earlier this week that the ruling "has prevented a serious threat to the public's right to know how their tax dollars are being spent."...
The three-judges made no finding that specific individuals or groups of individuals were engaged in activity protected by the First Amendment and what that activity was," read the decision.
"We remand for the district court to address how disclosure of specific information would violate the constitutional or statutory rights of particular individuals or groups of individuals" This case began when our client requested public records from the University of Washington about its publicly funded research lab,‚ÄĚ Thomas More Society‚Äôs Special Counsel Peter Breen, who argued the appeal, said in a statement provided to Fox News. ‚ÄúMr. Daleiden‚Äôs broad-ranging investigation into the trafficking of aborted fetal remains led him to look into the University of Washington‚Äôs fetal tissue research and acquisition practices.
‚ÄúHe asked that names and personal contact info be redacted from the records, but the abortion advocates and government employees pressed for full censorship, even of entity names, job titles and departments within the university. Such heavy redactions render these public documents useless for investigative purposes.‚ÄĚ
They have to take off masks and show their books - something the mob hates ! "A shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret."