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#334826 - 06/28/10 04:41 PM US Supreme Court deals pedophilia blow for Vatican
Ever-fixed Mark Offline
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Registered: 01/02/10
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The Raw Story and other outlets are reporting that the SCOTUS has refused an appeal for immunity from the Catholic Church in sexual abuse cases.

Quote:
The US Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal by the Vatican in a landmark case that opens the way for priests in the United States to stand trial for pedophilia.

Allowing a federal appeals court ruling to stand, the decision means Vatican officials including theoretically Pope Benedict XVI could face questioning under oath related to a litany of child sex abuse cases.

The Supreme Court effectively confirmed the decision of an appellate court to lift the Vatican's immunity in the case of an alleged pedophile priest in the northwestern state of Oregon.


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#334828 - 06/28/10 04:58 PM Re: US Supreme Court deals pedophilia blow for Vatican [Re: Ever-fixed Mark]
kidneythis Offline


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Here's a local article. They moved this guy from Ireland to Chicago to Portland! All because of accusations of abuse.

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/06/us_supreme_court_lets_vatican.html

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#334837 - 06/28/10 07:02 PM Re: US Supreme Court deals pedophilia blow for Vatican [Re: kidneythis]
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Originally Posted By: kidneythis
Here's a local article. They moved this guy from Ireland to Chicago to Portland! All because of accusations of abuse.

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/06/us_supreme_court_lets_vatican.html



This guy doesn't see anything wrong with it!



Holy see?? More like see not!!






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#334855 - 06/29/10 12:53 AM Re: US Supreme Court deals pedophilia blow for Vatican [Re: pufferfish]
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Registered: 07/27/08
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Hi, my brothers.

A great decision, if it stands.

I am sad to say that my refuge, was anothers hell.

Heal well my brothers, heal well.

"I will take that lost boys hand, and i will lead him from the depths of darkness, into the sunshine, forever into eternity."

Pete..Irishmoose.

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#334865 - 06/29/10 09:12 AM Re: US Supreme Court deals pedophilia blow for Vatican [Re: petercorbett]
pluckmemory Offline


Registered: 03/27/08
Posts: 554
It was made by the US Supreme Court, so it stands!!

This makes up for their detestable decision in 2003, Stogner v. California, in which they struck a blow for the one year retroactive law for child abuse victims in criminal cases.


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