Ninth Circuit Asked to Apply New Precedent in David Daleiden Abortion Exposé Case

October 6, 2023
Tom Ciesielka

On October 5, 2023, Thomas More Society asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to consider modifying its opinion or issue a stay in the lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood against undercover journalist David Daleiden. This action comes on the heels of the United States Supreme Court’s decision not to review Daleiden’s appeal in the Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation lawsuits.

Thomas More Society attorneys believe that a critical ruling made by the same court changes the facts of the situation for which Daleiden was aggressively attacked by the abortion giant and its lobby.

A Ninth Circuit decision in Project Veritas v. Schmidt struck down Oregon’s undercover recording law as unconstitutional, when Project Veritas—known for its undercover journalism—challenged Oregon’s state law in federal court. California’s anti-undercover recording law is closely analogous to Oregon’s, and the California law played a major part in the Planned Parenthood lawsuit against Daleiden.

Read the Appellants’ Motion to Stay Issuance of the Mandate and to Modify Decisions in Light of Change in Law; or, to Provide Alternative Relief, filed on October 5, 2023, by Thomas More Society attorneys in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of David Daleiden in Planned Parenthood Federation of America, et al. v. The Center for Medical Progress, et al. here.