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Scientology files motions to drop charges

Title: Scientology files motions to drop charges
Date: Wednesday, 12 May 1999
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Thomas C. Tobin
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The Church of Scientology in Clearwater says it is immune from criminal prosecution in the death of Lisa McPherson and wants the felony charges against it dismissed. In lengthy motions filed this week, Scientology's lawyers argue that the charges filed against the church last November "are both unnecessary and impermissible." Church staffers gave "spiritual assistance" to McPherson, a fellow Scientologist, in the days before she died, thus their actions were protected under the First Amendment and the state's new Religious Freedom ... [Read the rest at]