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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Judge Dismisses Defamation Suit Against Scientist/Commentator

Judge James Dunn has dismissed a defamation lawsuit against Bruce Flamm, the scientist who criticized the work of South Korean researcher Kwang-Yul Cha. Dr. Cha had filed the suit after Dr. Flamm critiqued the work of Dr. Cha and others on intercessory prayer published in 2001 and then additional research published in 2005. Dr. Cha accused Dr. Flamm of "fanaticism bordering on obsession." Judge Dunn ruled from the bench that Dr. Cha's suit was intended to stifle debate on matters of public concern. Read more here in a Los Angeles Times article.

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