Court Oks Anti-Cult Jury Award - 1998-08-28

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F6.png Court Oks Anti-Cult Jury Award August 28, 1998, Bob Egelko, Seattle Times

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has reaffirmed $1.09 million in damages against an anti-cult organization for its role in trying to "deprogram" a Washington state teenager, despite a warning from seven judges that free speech was under attack.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied reconsideration Wednesday of a panel's 2-1 decision in April upholding damages against the Cult Awareness Network (CAN). Without announcing the exact vote, the court said a request for a rehearing had failed to gain a majority among its 21 active judges.


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