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Judge rejects church argument

Title: Judge rejects church argument
Date: Saturday, 8 April 2000
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Thomas C. Tobin
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The rulings say the Church of Scientology's actions in respect to Lisa McPherson are not protected by the Constitution. © St. Petersburg Times TAMPA – In a ruling that stunned the Church of Scientology and its lawyers, a Hillsborough County judge said Friday that religious rights are not a central issue in the 1995 death of Scientologist Lisa McPherson. Circuit Judge James S. Moody Jr. also said it is not clear whether McPherson consented to her treatment by Scientology staffers before ... [Read the rest at]