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Nov 15, 1969 British court rejects Scientologists' chapel — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
LONDON (AP) — The High Court rejected Friday an application by Scientologists in Britain to set up a legally recognized chapel for their cult. Justice John Percy Ashworth said in the Queen's Bench Divisional Court: "While Scientology may be wholly admirable I find it difficult to reach the conclusion that it is a religion." "The idea presented to my mind is of an organization serving as a meeting point or clearing house for persons of all religious beliefs through which people ...
Feb 7, 1969 U.S. court rules Scientology is a real religion — Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 1968 Labor M.P.s Seek To Quit Committee — The Advertiser (Australia)
Nov 2, 1968 Scientology // NSW's second thought — The Bulletin (Australia)
The Bulletin (Australia)
NEW SOUTH WALES, Western Australia, South Australia, and New Zealand are now catching up with Victoria in the investigation of the international cult of scientology. Last week the New South Wales Government instructed its Director of Psychiatric Services to investigate. This follows an earlier decision to ignore it as comparatively harmless. The change in policy follows the raising of a privilege issue when Mr. R. O. Healey, a Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly, read a statutory declaration of a private ...
Sep 18, 1968 50 Books Of Cult Seized; Damages Claim — The Advertiser (Australia)
Sep 17, 1968 Customs seize 50 Scientology books — Herald (Australia)
Sep 10, 1968 Cult threatens critics — The Australian
Sep 7, 1968 Scientology and the kangaroo court — The Australian
Aug 7, 1968 Church told to pay court costs — Daily Telegraph (UK) More: link
Daily Telegraph (UK)
THE Church of Scientology of California was told by Mr. Justice Fisher in the High Court yesterday that it cannot continue libel actions against three newspapers unless it pays their costs incurred in preliminary proceedings which it has now abandoned. Costs are estimated at more than £500. Mr. Justice Fisher had earlier been told by Mr. Leon Brittan, counsel for the church, that it was no longer seeking injunctions sought at a previous hearing, restraining further publication of the alleged libels ...
Aug 7, 1968 High court costs order against Scientologists — The Guardian (UK) More: link
The Guardian (UK)
The Church of Scientology of California was ordered in the High Court yesterday to pay the costs of the publishers of three national newspapers whom they had brought to court to face injunction proceedings. Mr Justice Fisher also ordered that the Church would not proceed with libel actions against the News of the World, Ltd., Beaverbrook Newspapers, Ltd., and Daily Mirror Newspapers, Ltd., until the costs are paid. At the start of yesterday's hearing, counsel for the Church, Mr Leon Britton, ...
Aug 7, 1968 High court orders costs against Scientologists — The Scotsman (UK) More: link
The Scotsman (UK)
The Church of Scientology of California were ordered in the High Court in London yesterday to pay the costs of the publishers of three national newspapers they had brought to court to face injunction proceedings. Mr Justice Fisher also ordered that the Church could not proceed with libel actions against the News of the World, Ltd., Beaverbrook Newspapers, Ltd., and Daily Mirror Newspapers, Ltd., until the costs are paid. At the start of the hearing, counsel for the Church, Mr Leon ...
Jun 13, 1968 Scientology is slammed in court as 'evil cult' — East Grinstead Observer More: link
East Grinstead Observer
A former Scientologist who left the movement 'in disgust,' described it at East Grinstead court on Monday as an 'evil cult.' Maurice William Johnson of South Shields County Durham, told the court that since he resigned from the movement in June 1966, he had been persecuted by the Scientology organization and had received over 100 letters of abuse from Scientologists. A man who wrote one of the letters to Mr. Johnson while he was a member of the Scientology movement himself ...
Jan 29, 1966 Court sympathy for scientology victim — The Age (Australia)
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