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Church wants judge removed in McPherson case

Title: Church wants judge removed in McPherson case
Date: Friday, 3 March 2000
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Thomas C. Tobin
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Questioning his impartiality, Scientology asks Judge Brandt C. Downey III to remove himself. LARGO – The Church of Scientology says it fears Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Brandt C. Downey III cannot be impartial and is asking that he remove himself from presiding in the Lisa McPherson case. In a motion filed late Thursday, Scientology asserts that several of Downey's former law partners were active in anti-Scientology efforts in the late 1970s and early 1980s, after the church's controversial arrival in Clearwater. The ... [Read the rest at]