Mistrial Motion Argued in Scientology Case - 1985-05-30

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F372.png Mistrial Motion Argued in Scientology Case May 30, 1985, Associated Press

PORTLAND, ORE. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The lawyer for a woman who won a $39 million fraud judgment against the Church of Scientology has denied an accusation that he misled jurors to elicit a verdict based on religious bigotry.

Rather than being an attack on religion, the jury's verdict strengthens freedom of religion and speech "and draws a clear line between religious thought and action that is not," Garry McMurry said Wednesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

McMurry's comments came during a hearing on a mistrial request by lawyers for the Church of Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard.


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