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Jun 22, 1989
Court must reconsider Scientology tape privilege — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): William Vogeler
Source: Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
Helping judges determine when to permit an exception to the attorney-client privilege, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that judges may conduct in camera reviews of attorney communications to their clients — if the judges reasonably believe the clients sought advice to commit a crime or fraud. Reversing a decision of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the justices ordered the appeals court to reconsider whether a trial court judge properly refused to listen to tapes the Internal Revenue Service ...
Jun 15, 1989
Church of Scientology argues for keeping court files sealed — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen Koff
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
TAMPA — A newspaper waited too long before asking a judge to open court files that were sealed more than two years ago, attorneys for the Church of Scientology argued Wednesday. "It's unprecedented, this kind of wait," said new York lawyer Michael Lee Hertzberg. He was referring to the 26 months that went by after U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich sealed four lawsuits that were settled with the church in 1986. But at a hearing before federal magistrate Paul Game ...
Jun 13, 1989
Scientology buildings may be auctioned — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen Koff
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Seattle lawyer Walter D. Palmer says it was strictly "a business decision." But a result of an investment he made with business associate John G. Ritchie could result in a forced sale of Church of Scientology buildings in downtown Clearwater. And holding the auction for the men would be the Pinellas County government. Scientology lawyer Paul B. Johnson said he will seek an injunction to stop the sale. The proposed auction, which Palmer suggested two weeks ago, relates to Scientology's annual ...
Jun 8, 1989
High court rules against Scientology in tax case — Associated Press
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Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Carelli
Source: Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Contributions called "fixed donations" made to the Church of Scientology by its members may not be claimed as federal income tax deductions, the Supreme Court ruled today. By a 5-2 vote, the justices upheld the Internal Revenue Service's contention that the fixed donations are not charitable contributions that can be counted as tax deductions. Lawyers for the Scientologists had argued that the IRS singled out their church for unfair treatment - a contention with which two justices agreed. ...
Jun 8, 1989
Renovation underway at Chilocco Indian School — Daily Oklahoman
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Type: Press
Author(s): Michael McNutt, Enid Bureau
Source: Daily Oklahoman
NEWKIRK - Renovations have begun on buildings at nearby Chilocco Indian School, according to Simon Hogarth, a representative of the Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE) which owns Narconon, the proposed drug rehabilitation center to be located on the grounds. The press release issued Monday by Hogarth said that Narconon has obtained a Certificate of Need from the Oklahoma State Planning Commission to establish a 75-bed facility at Chilocco for drug and alcohol abusers. The center is currently employing 25 ...
Jun 7, 1989
Taxation // Deductions are denied for payments made to receive religious services — Daily Appellate Report
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Type: Press
Source: Daily Appellate Report
TAXATION Deductions Are Denied for Payments Made to Receive Religious Services Cite as 89 Daily Journal D.A.R. 7177 SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Syllabus HERNANDEZ v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIRST CIRCUIT No. 87-963. Argued November 28, 1988—Decided June 6,1989* The Church of Scientology (Church) provides "auditing" sessions designed to increase members' spiritual awareness and training comes at which participants study the tenets of the faith and seek to attain ...
Jun 7, 1989
Taxation // Deductions denied for payments made to receive religious services — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Janice A. Boles
Source: Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
The U.S. Supreme Court has held that taxpayers could not deduct as charitable contributions payments made to the Church of Scientology in order to receive "auditing" and "training" services. Members of the Church of Scientology believe that an immortal spirit live in each individual and that a person becomes aware of the spirit through a process called "auditing." Auditing is a one-on-one encounter between a participant and a church official. The church also offers "training" sessions to instruct participants wishing to ...
Jun 6, 1989
High court strikes at Scientology // Ruling will stop tax deductions — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that taxpayers can't deduct the cost of Church of Scientology courses and counseling. In Clearwater, where the church has its headquarters and is locked in legal battles with the city and the Pinellas County Property Appraiser, local officials were encouraged by the ruling. The 5-2 ruling written by Justice Thurgood Marshall said that money paid to the church by Scientologists for training and a form of counseling called "auditing" are more like fees for ...
Jun 6, 1989
Scientologists lose tax deduction case — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): David G. Savage
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the "fixed donations" paid by members to the Church of Scientology are not tax-deductible, charitable contributions. In the 5-2 ruling, the high court said that money paid to the church by Scientologists for training and a form of counseling called "auditing" are more like fees for a service than donations to a church. The church requires fixed donations of as much as $3,000 for 12 1/2 hours of "auditing," during which a person ...
Jun 2, 1989
Judge removes himself from Scientology case — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen Koff
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
A Pinellas judge presiding over a Scientology tax dispute has removed himself from the case because of a newspaper report that cited a real estate transaction between the judge and the Church of Scientology. The St. Petersburg Times reported in December that Circuit Judge Howard P. Rives, who was presiding over a lawsuit concerning taxes on Scientology properties, sold one of those properties to the church in 1979. Rives said in December that there was no conflict in his role because ...
May 31, 1989
'Totalist' cults prey on idealism, altruism of college students — Daily Bruin (University of California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Evan Reid
Source: Daily Bruin (University of California)
Because the number of idealistic, self-sacrificing college students is particularly high, U.S. college campuses are the prime recruiting grounds for potentially dangerous cults, according to the director of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. Louis Joylan West, who is also psychiatrist-in-chief at the UCLA Medical Center, talked about "totalist" cults and their methods of coercive persuasion last week as part of the Learn-at-Lunch series. "Totalist" cults are those that use deceptive and harmful coercive techniques to draw in new members. Approximately 25,000 cults ...
May 31, 1989
Pfaelzer again removes self from Scientology case — Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Los Angeles, California)
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Type: Press
Source: Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Los Angeles, California)
U.S. District Court Judge Mariana Pfaelzer, for the second time, has recused herself from a controversial Church of Scientology case, it was learned yesterday. In each instance, she stepped aside shortly after the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was asked to forcibly remove her. The attorney seeking her disqualification, Jerold Fagelbaum of Myerson & Kuhn, said yesterday he thinks the judge is now permanently off the case. Fagelbaum is representing church defectors who are being sued by the church for ...
May 22, 1989
Ninth Circuit asked to recuse Judge Pfaelzer — Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Los Angeles, California)
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Type: Press
Source: Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Los Angeles, California)
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has been asked to remove U.S. District Court Judge Mariana Pfaelzer from a Church of Scientology case based on the appearance that she and the church are "allies," it was learned Friday. A petition for a writ of mandate was filed by the defendants, church defectors who are accused of conspiring to steal and distribute secret church courses. They are asking the appeals court to overturn the action of U.S. District Court Judge Harry ...
May 9, 1989
Firm forced Scientology ideas on them, 3, say in rights claim — San Jose Mercury News
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Type: Press
Source: San Jose Mercury News
Three workers at a prominent Silicon Valley electronics company claim they were forced by their superiors to take communications courses taught by firms connected with the Church of Scientology – with practices that included staring into co-workers' eyes for four hours at a time to "guide and control communication." The workers said they left Applied Materials Inc. of Santa Clara after being harassed over their refusal to take the courses. They [...]
May 6, 1989
Drug, alcohol clinic to occupy Indian school — The Oklahoman
Type: Press
Source: The Oklahoman
A group that follows some of the teachings of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard is setting up a national drug and alcohol rehabilitation program at the former Chilocco Indian School in northern Oklahoma, and that has some area residents worried. The Newkirk City Commission has scheduled a Monday night informational meeting about the Narconon International project, which over 25 years could bring as much as $16 million in lease payments to five Indian tribes in the Chilocco Development Authority. ...
May 6, 1989
Magistrate to hear Scientology case — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Apr 27, 1989
Harold's Journal - Editorial Opinion // Backwater Cowboys — Newkirk Herald Journal (Oklahoma)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert W. Lobsinger
Source: Newkirk Herald Journal (Oklahoma)
Whoa, now! Maybe it's time for us backwater Cowboys and Indians to slow down our wagons and ponies a bit, before we git stampeded into thunderation by a bunch of slick talkin' riverboat shysters toutin' some new fangled snake oil cure for the fire-water frazzles. Like olden days when Dr. Malingerer visited the town with his wagon of "tonic" guaranteed to cure everything from gout to the vapors in man or beast, we're about to be hoodwinked by another bunch of ...
Apr 27, 1989
Narconon-Chilocco drug treatment plant may be part of notorious religious cult — Newkirk Herald Journal (Oklahoma)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert W. Lobsinger
Source: Newkirk Herald Journal (Oklahoma)
NEWKIRK, OK – A proposed drug treatment and rehabilitation center which could be in operation on Indian land at the former Chilocco Indian School north of Newkirk by June 15th may be part of a notorious religious cult. Narconon was approved for a 75-bed facility by the State Health Planning Commission in January of this year as part of The Chilocco Development Authority. The projected cost is $400,000 for renovation and the five Indian tribes involved are projected to receive $16,000,000 ...
Tag(s): All God' s Children (book)Anderson Report (Australia)Arthur J. MarenAssociation for Better Living and Education (ABLE) (formerly, "Social Coordination" or SOCO)AuditingAustraliaBetsy CarterBlackmailCarroll StonerClearwater Sun (Florida)ConvictionCostDianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health (book)DisconnectionE-MeterEdna FultonEngramFair gameFood and Drug Administration (FDA)Fort Harrison Hotel (also, Flag Land Base) @ 210 South Fort Harrison Avenue Clearwater FL United StatesFranceFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationGabriel "Gabe" CazaresGarry BilgerGene ChillHeber C. JentzschJo Anne ParkeJohn BrodieJohn DuffJohn McMasterJudge Jose Maria Vazquez HonrubiaJulie Christofferson TitchbourneL. Ron Hubbard's credentialsLawsuitLife MagazineLos Angeles Times (California)Martin KasindorfMedical claimsMembershipMichael ReeseNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)Narconon Chilocco New Life CenterNarconon InternationalNewkirk Herald Journal (Oklahoma)NewsweekOklahomaOperating Thetan (OT)Orange County RegisterOvert, withholdPurification Rundown ("Purif")Religious Technology Center (RTC)Rena WeinbergRichard OfsheRobert W. LobsingerRonald "Nibs" Edward DeWolf (L. Ron Hubbard, Jr.)San Diego Union-TribuneScientology's "Clear" stateSilencing criticism, censorshipSouthern Land Development and Leasing Corporation (SLDLC)SpainSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)Supernatural abilities (aka OT powers)Suppressive person (SP)TIME MagazineUnited Churches of FloridaUnited Kingdom (UK)William C. BenitezWilliam Menninger
Apr 24, 1989
Judge won't remove Pfaelzer from Scientology case — Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Los Angeles, California)
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Type: Press
Source: Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Los Angeles, California)
A federal judge in Los Angeles has denied a motion to oust his colleague Mariana Pfaelzer from presiding over an action brought by the Church of Scientology against defecting members, saying the motion stems from defense counsels' "paranoia." The defendants, who are alleged to have conspired to steal and distribute secret church courses, sought Pfaelzer's recusal based on what they viewed as an improper ex parte conversation with members of her old law firm, Wyman, Bautzer, Christensen, Kuchel & Silbert. Pfaelzer ...
Apr 23, 1989
Bond grows stronger with time — Ottawa Citizen
Type: Press
Author(s): Barbara Crook
Source: Ottawa Citizen
Ian and Mary Nunn never went on a formal date before they tied the knot. But they've had almost 21 years of marriage to get to know each other. "Even though we barely knew each other, I remember thinking that it was the first time in my life that I was absolutely certain I was doing the right thing," recalls Mary, 42. "We didn't let other considerations come before what we really wanted to do. I guess it was the most ...
Mar 29, 1989
75 Scientologists go on trial today — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Ruth E. Gruber
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
ROME - Seventy-five members of the Church of Scientology's Italian operation go before a Milan court today to face a long list of charges ranging from fraud, extortion and tax evasion to the illegal practice of medicine and taking advantage of incapacitated people. "It should be a lively court session," said the Milan daily Il Giornale, predicting possible courtroom demonstrations by Scientology sympathizers. The Scientologists have hired some of Milan's most prominent lawyers to defend them and are expected to base ...
Mar 13, 1989
Commercial law / Religious scriptures must have economic advantage for relief — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
Mar 13, 1989
Religious Technology Center, Church of Scientology International, Inc. et al. v. Robin Scott, et al. — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
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Feb 16, 1989
Police arrest American suspected of spying on judge for Scientologists — Associated Press
Type: Press
Source: Associated Press
Police on Thursday arrested an American suspected of acting on behalf of the Church of Scientology to investigate the private life of a judge looking into fraud and tax evasion charges against the church here. A police spokesman said police arrested Humberto Juan Fontana, 33, a native of Havana and reportedly a Church of Scientology member, and confiscated three dossiers containing information of a confidential nature. No hometown was available for Fontana, the spokesman said on condition of anonymity. Other charges ...
Jan 26, 1989
Newkirk Center OK'd; Mooreland Bid Axed — The Oklahoman
Jan 16, 1989
Follow-ups: Shamed in Spain — CNN
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Type: Press
Author(s): Jeremy Main
Source: CNN
Tag(s): CNNHeber C. JentzschJeremy MainLegalSpain
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jan 15, 1989
Declaration of Richard N. Aznaran
Jan 6, 1989
Lawyer wants Scientology link kept out of trial — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Jan 5, 1989
Scientology official is granted control of Hubbard estate — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The once-contested multimillion-dollar estate of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard has been settled, and control of it was given to the top church official Hubbard had named as executor. Superior Court Judge William R. Fredman on Tuesday ordered the estate turned over to Norman F. Starkey, who besides his position in the church was a longtime friend of Hubbard. The estate is valued at more than $26 million, but the value of the assets that ...
Jan 1, 1989
My Nine Lives in Scientology
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