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When can a church be accused of a crime?

Title: When can a church be accused of a crime?
Date: Wednesday, 8 December 1999
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Howard Troxler
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There is a story about lawyers that involves a flower pot falling off a high ledge. A passer-by sues, claiming he was injured. The defense lawyer answers: First, it wasn't our pot. Second, if it was, it didn't fall. Third, if it fell, it didn't hit you. Fourth, if it hit you, you weren't hurt. This "flower pot strategy" is being employed by both sides in the current criminal case against a corporation of the Church of Scientology. Both sides' arguments ... [Read the rest at]