HB 40 - State Abortion Insurance / Public Aid Act - ACTION ALERT Status: Passed the House and Senate, now goes to the Governor Sum...
September 23, 2015
Center for Medical Progress' lawyers turn over unedited videos to Congress
The Center said it will provide the requested videos, except for those that are being restrained by court order in California's Northern District Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Thomas More Society, the Center's legal representation, says they are appealing in order to get the censured videos to Congress.
"We have respectfully contended in Federal Court, both before the Northern District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, that this Order is an illegal 'prior restraint' that violates CMP’s right to free speech under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,and its California analog," the letter says. "We have also respectfully contended that this Order cannot apply to subpoenas from law enforcement agencies or the U.S. Congress."
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