David Daleiden, attorneys, fined $200K by controversial judge

By Susan Michelle-Hanson The Center for Medical Progress lead investigator, David Daleiden, along with two of his attorneys, faced Judge William Orrick again on Thursday. The men walked away with an almost-$200,000 fine after being held in contempt of court for releasing videos after the Planned Parenthood-connected judge had issued a gag order. The Washington Times …

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Pro-life investigators ask Supreme Court to end censorship of Planned Parenthood videos

By Lisa Bourne David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress have appealed to the Supreme Court to lift a federal judge’s gag order barring release of undercover footage of Planned Parenthood leaders at an abortion tradeshow. The petition argues that no federal court has ever upheld a prior restraint like Judge William Orrick’s order to …

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Judge finds Daleiden and attorneys guilty of contempt of court, holds them responsible for $140,000 in lawyers and security fees

By Dave Andrusko The legal onslaught against David Daleiden, his Center for Medical Progress, his colleague, and even his lawyers ratcheted up several notches on Monday . As NRL News Today reported previously, U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick had threatened various punitive actions against Daleiden and his criminal defense lawyers, former Los Angeles County …

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Judge Orrick holds attorneys for pro-life investigators in contempt

By Cassy Fiano U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick ruled Tuesday that attorneys Steve Cooley and Brentford Ferreira, who represent David Daleiden of The Center for Medical Progress, violated Orrick’s injunction against releasing any new videos. Judge Orrick is holding them in contempt after links to the videos appeared on the attorneys’ website. The judge had …

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California AG Follows Through on Threat, Re-Files Charges vs. Undercover Investigators

By Jay Hobbs As previously threatened, California’s Attorney General is continuing his crusade to defend the abortion industry against incriminating information, filing new charges Thursday night against undercover reporters David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress. First reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed the new charges …

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A Memorable First Day at NRL 2017

By Dave Andrusko We are reporting from the site of 2017 National Right to Life Convention and we will periodically post throughout all three days of the pro-life educational event of the year. Attendees—and there are a LOT of them here at the Hyatt in Milwaukee, Wisconsin—will be treated later tonight to a General Session …

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Judge dismisses 14 “invasion-of-privacy charges” against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt,

By Dave Andrusko The legal case against Center for Medical Progress investigative reporters David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, already rickety, suffered a serious blow Wednesday afternoon when San Francisco Superior Court Judge Christopher Hite dismissed 14 “invasion-of-privacy charges” against them. (Mr. Daleiden will be speaking at the 2017 National Right to Life Convention at 12:30, …

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David Daleiden to speak at NRLC 2017 Convention in Milwaukee

By Dave Andrusko With the beginning of the 2017 National Right to Life Convention now less than six weeks away, pro-lifers will be delighted to know that David Daleiden will be speaking June 29 at 12:20 – 2 pm. For information about the convention and how to register, go to nrlconvention.com. Mr. Daleiden, a citizen …

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Even LA Times understands AG prosecution of David Daleiden is “misplaced”

By Dave Andrusko Nine months ago, all charges filed by the [Texas] Harris County District Attorney’s office against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were dropped before the pair could pursue their legal motion to quash the charges. As we wrote at the time, the alleged “crimes were as serious as they were bogus,” attempting to …

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All charges dropped against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt

Produced undercover videos exposing attitudes of high ranking PPFA officials By Dave Andrusko Vindication is sweet, especially when a wrongfully accused defendant, in this case David Daleiden, bucks the system rather than accept a plea bargain. According to the Houston Chronicle, prosecutors with the Harris County District Attorney’s office dropped all charges again Daleiden and …

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Houston Grand Jury exonerates PP, indicts Center for Medical Progress leader and staffer

By Dave Andrusko With very little explanation, a Houston grand jury has indicted Center for Medical Progress leader David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, another CMP employee, on charges of tampering with a governmental record, a felony, and on a misdemeanor charge related to purchasing human organs. CMP’s undercover videos recorded leading Planned Parenthood officials laughing …

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