Abortion Foe Asks 9th Circ. To Nix $195K Sanction For Videos
Law360, San Francisco (September 14, 2018, 10:01 PM EDT) -- An anti-abortion activist urged the Ninth Circuit Friday to reverse sanctions against him and his attorneys for violating a court order by posting surreptitiously recorded videos of abortion providers on the internet, saying the lower court’s $195,000 sanctions were unlawful because they were meant to punish, not compensate the National Abortion Federation.
The appeal stems from a preliminary injunction order by U.S. District Judge William Orrick barring the publication of videos secretly recorded by David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, that are purported to show abortion providers agreeing to sell fetal body parts for profit. The videos were...
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