Fetal Tissue Researchers Must Prove Privacy Need: 9th Circ.

By Bonnie Eslinger (August 14, 2017, 10:06 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit reversed a ruling Monday preventing an anti-abortion organization from obtaining identifying information for University of Washington fetal tissue researchers, saying more information was needed on how the disclosure would violate the researchers' constitutional rights and remanding the matter back to the lower court.

But the preliminary injunction could remain in place for up to 120 days, the federal appellate court said, to allow time for the district court to possibly issue a new injunction order backed with additional justification for any ban on disclosure of information connected to the individual researchers.

"We remand for the district court to...

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