Judge Rules Government Took Scientology Papers Illegally During Raid

Judge Rules Government Took Scientology Papers Illegally During Raid

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In Washington, D.C., U.S. District Judge William J. Bryant rules that the U.S. government had "illegally and unconstitutionally" taken documents during a raid on the Church of Scientology in 1977.

The government is ordered to return everything they had seized. Assistant U.S. Attorney Raymond Banoun says that the government will appeal.

A similar raid was conducted at the same time in Los Angeles and the Church of Scientology challenged it in court as well, but with less success. U.S. District Judge Malcolm M. Lucas in Los Angeles ruled in 1977 that the Los Angeles was legal, and his decision has been upheld by a federal appeals court.

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