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Sunday, February 27, 2005

Kansas AG Seeks Records from Abortion Clinics

Kansas AG Phill Kline is seeking medical records from abortion clinics to identify and prosecute women who had late-term abortions, and also to identify underage girls who had abortions so he can prosecute the would-be fathers for statutory rape.  Two clinics are fighting the records request in the Kansas Supreme Court on the grounds that such medical records are personal and private to the patients.  Details here.  [Mark Godsey]

February 27, 2005 in Criminal Law | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

Panel Discussion: Locking Up Reporters for Refusing to Testify

On March 2nd, American Law School will host a panel discussion, "Lock 'em up?  Should Reporters Go to Jail for Refusing to Testify Before the Grand Jury?"  Panelists include:

  • Matt Cooper, Time Magazine correspondent who has refused to comply with a grand jury subpoena 
  • Lucy Dalglish, executive director, Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • Joseph diGenova, former U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia; founder, diGenova & Toensing
  • Geneva Overholser, professor, Missouri School of Journalism; Washington Bureau and former Washington Post ombudsperson
  • Randall Eliason, former chief, Public Corruption/Government Fraud Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office; adjunct professor, AU Washington College of Law
  • Steve Wermiel (Moderator), professor of law, AU Washington College of Law

Details here.  [Mark Godsey]

February 27, 2005 in Conferences | Permalink | TrackBack (0)