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Obama administration backs Vatican in pedophile case

Posted By admin On May 26, 2010 @ 7:53 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Obama administration in a brief to the Supreme Court has backed the Vatican’s claim of immunity from lawsuits arising from cases of sexual abuse by priests in the United States.

The Supreme Court is considering an appeal by the Vatican of an appellate court ruling that lifted its immunity in the case of an alleged pedophile priest from Oregon.


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In a filing on Friday, the solicitor general’s office argued that the Ninth Circuit court of appeals erred in allowing the lawsuit brought by a man who claims he was sexually abused in the 1960s by the Oregon priest.

The unnamed plaintiff, who cited the Holy See and several other parties as defendants, argued the Vatican should be held responsible for transferring the priest to Oregon and letting him serve there despite previous accusations he had abused children in Chicago and in Ireland.

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[4] Pope will have security, immunity by remaining in the Vatican: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pope-will-have-security-immunity-by-remaining-in-the-vatican.html

[5] Obama administration asks Supreme Court to allow warrantless cellphone searches: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-administration-asks-supreme-court-to-allow-warrantless-cellphone-searches.html

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