Bob Unruh – August 3, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to overturn a gag order issued by a Planned Parenthood-linked judge preventing David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress from releasing videoed conversations he had with abortionists at a National Abortion Federation event.
Among other reasons, Daleiden contends the order is a “novel inroad” on First Amendment speech rights.
The video in question is no secret, as defense attorneys released it to the public when it was used as the basis for criminal counts filed by abortion advocates in the California state attorney general’s office against Daleiden.
The defense counsel explained it needed to be in the public if it was evidence in a criminal case.
But the judge who issued the gag order, U.S. District William Orrick III, saw it differently and found both Daleiden and his lawyers in contempt for violating his evidence-suppressing ruling.