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Judge Upholds David Daleidenís 1st Amendment Right to Expose Planned Parenthood Aborted Baby...
LIFE NEWS ^ | July 18, 2019 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 07/19/2019 2:30:22 AM PDT by Morgana

FULL TITLE: Judge Upholds David Daleiden’s 1st Amendment Right to Expose Planned Parenthood Aborted Baby Part Sales

Undercover investigator David Daleiden has been vindicated in court today against the bogus lawsuit Planned Parenthood filed after his videos exposed the abortion giant for selling aborted baby parts.

Daleiden has maintained from the beginning that he and the Center for Medical Progress followed all applicable laws in the course of its investigative journalism and that the lawsuit was politically-motivated retribution as opposed to a suit based on legitimate damages.

In a big victory for the First Amendment freedoms of citizen journalists on Wednesday evening, a federal judge in San Francisco indicated his intent to decisively cut back Planned Parenthood’s retaliatory lawsuit against The Center for Medical Progress for the undercover videos documenting Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts.

In his tentative ruling, which he instructed the parties to treat as if it were substantially final, Judge William Orrick III rejected Planned Parenthood’s false and long-running smear that accused CMP citizen journalists, including David Daleiden, of attempting to incite “threats” and “violence” by publishing the undercover videos.

Judge Orrick wrote he was “inclined to exclude from the case all damages that stem from third parties’ reactions to the release of the video recordings as impermissible damages barred by the First Amendment absent a defamation claim.”Judge Orrick left in place only “damages for investigating intrusions” into Planned Parenthood’s space, and “improvements to access-security measures for conferences and facilities,” as well as nominal and statutory damages.

David Daleiden, CMP founder and project lead, told LifeNews: “Now that all the facts, evidence, and testimony are in, even Planned Parenthood’s favorite judge refuses to buy into the abortion giant’s fake news and lies about the honest motives and protected speech of pro-life citizen journalists. Planned Parenthood is a government-sponsored crime syndicate selling baby body parts like widgets on an assembly line and should only appear in federal court as a criminal defendant.”

Planned Parenthood sought more than $20 million in damages, but the Obama-appointed judge eviscerated that far-reaching request. The ruling significantly downsizes Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit, reducing potentially over $20 million at issue to less than $100,000.

According to a CMP statement to LifeNews, the “ruling affirms that citizen journalists exercising their First Amendment rights to speak and publish cannot be held liable for any bad actions taken by others in the free marketplace of ideas, absent a clear showing of defamation or intent to incite imminent lawless action. Planned Parenthood could provide no evidence or testimony in the case to back up either accusation, and so a lawsuit that was once an avalanche of charges has been reduced to essentially a trespassing dispute.”

Judge Orrick previously faced scrutiny presiding over the case because of his history founding, promoting, and donating to a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco run by Plaintiff Planned Parenthood Northern California. That he would rule so strongly against Planned Parenthood speaks volumes.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; abortion; daviddaleiden; firstamendment; infanticide; judiciary; medicareforall; obamacare; plannnedparenthood; prolife; williamorrickiii
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YES...MORE WINNING
1 posted on 07/19/2019 2:30:22 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

i guess he’s not so “under cover” anymore


2 posted on 07/19/2019 2:31:52 AM PDT by b4me (God Bless the USA)
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To: Morgana

NOT tired of WINNING yet!

Keep it coming. The misery, fright(?)
we see on a number of faces is a first for most of US.


3 posted on 07/19/2019 3:01:35 AM PDT by V K Lee ("VICTORY FOR THE RIGHTEOUS IS JUDGMENT FOR THE WICKED")
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To: Morgana

4 posted on 07/19/2019 4:36:03 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (AOC: The brain of a tea bisquit)
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To: Morgana

I’m trying to understand why they should get any “damages”


5 posted on 07/19/2019 4:42:27 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: COBOL2Java

Nice. I tried to impress this upon my son.

It pretty much boiled down to: “It’s okay to fail. Every one does. Learn from failure. What’s not okay is quitting.”

L


6 posted on 07/19/2019 4:47:22 AM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: Morgana

Is this then guy Kamala Harris investigated instead of investigating the baby parts sellers.


7 posted on 07/19/2019 4:50:38 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( Use Comey's Report, Indict Hillary now; build Kate's wall. --- Proud Smelly Walmart Deplorable)
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To: from occupied ga

>I’m trying to understand why they should get any “damages”

I ask the same question, but I ‘misspell’ mine “taxpayer $$”


8 posted on 07/19/2019 5:43:51 AM PDT by i_robot73 (One could not count the number of *solutions*, if only govt followed\enforced the Constitution.)
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To: Morgana

Kamala Harris is responsible for tying up this case and videos in court for years.

I wonder how much $$$ PP has contributed to her campaigns?


9 posted on 07/19/2019 7:12:18 AM PDT by victim soul (victim soul)
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To: Morgana

Judge Orrick previously faced scrutiny presiding over the case because of his history founding, promoting, and donating to a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco run by Plaintiff Planned Parenthood Northern California. That he would rule so strongly against Planned Parenthood speaks volumes.

With San Fran being such a gay and happy life, why do they need abortionariums there?


10 posted on 07/19/2019 7:17:40 AM PDT by ro_dreaming (Chesterton, 'Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It's been found hard and not tried')
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To: Morgana

Kind of scary you have to go to court to tell the truth about abortion.


11 posted on 07/19/2019 7:22:52 AM PDT by lerker
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Judge William Orrick III rejected Planned Parenthood’s false and long-running smear that accused CMP citizen journalists, including David Daleiden, of attempting to incite “threats” and “violence” by publishing the undercover videos.

12 posted on 07/19/2019 8:09:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Morgana

About time.


13 posted on 07/19/2019 8:18:17 AM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: lerker; SkyPilot; Roman_War_Criminal; null and void

[Kind of scary you have to go to court to tell the truth about abortion.]

The hour is late and the day is long past.

This kind of horror is the Democrat gold standard of “women’s health”.

A euphemism for systematic slaughter.


14 posted on 07/19/2019 8:44:01 AM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: ro_dreaming

[With San Fran being such a gay and happy life, why do they need abortionariums there?]

San Fran Nan said SanFagSicko “is the best example of living the Gospel”.

And then someone here said “Nancy, you’ll be naked in Heaven” (don’t know if it was the same thread).

This was many years ago. I just shook my head.


15 posted on 07/19/2019 8:45:51 AM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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A US judge was able to figure this out? Amazing.


16 posted on 07/19/2019 9:06:35 AM PDT by veracious (UN=OIC=Islam ; USAgov may be radically changed, just amend USConstitution)
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To: victim soul

This is a democrat tactic. Get a liberal judge to rule incorrectly, blatantly so, to tie someone up in court costs of appeals. They know they won’t win but they will cost someone money. Even is the target wins getting them to pay court costs gets tied up in endless appeals.


17 posted on 07/19/2019 9:44:27 AM PDT by spudville
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To: SaveFerris
And then someone here said “Nancy, you’ll be naked in Heaven” (don’t know if it was the same thread).

I don't think it would be Heaven if we had to look at a naked Pelosi.

18 posted on 07/19/2019 11:07:42 AM PDT by null and void (The Democratic Party is back to loving workers but hating employers. A winning formula I’m sure.)
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To: null and void

LOL


19 posted on 07/19/2019 11:16:14 AM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: morphing libertarian

Here is a link to a YouTube video where David talks about Kamala Harris and Planned Parenthoods.

https://youtu.be/fMjtYHakXxM


20 posted on 07/19/2019 1:07:37 PM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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