by Lianne Laurence and Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite:
A judge denied a gag order to California’s attorney general that would have muzzled David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt’s lawyers from referencing the aborted-baby body-parts traffickers in “public comments” to media. Granting the order would have ultimately restricted reporting on the preliminary criminal hearing of the pro-life investigative journalists.
Filed by Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Deputy Attorney General Johnette Jauron, the motion cited a LifeSiteNews article on the testimony of “Doe 12,” the CEO of StemExpress, when it asked for a gag order “to protect the safety of the Does witnesses.” (Read the full motion here.)
“Ultimately, the judge did the right thing and denied the motion,” said Brentwood Ferreira, lawyer for David Daleiden.
“This was at least the fourth attempt in as many court days to silence the defendants,” Liberty Counsel’s Horatio Mihet, lead attorney for Sandra Merritt, told LifeSiteNews.
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