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11 matching items found between Jan 1984 and Jun 1984. Furthermore, there are 150 matching items for all time not shown.
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Jun 26, 1984
Litigation keeps sect on defense — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The Church of Scientology faces mounting legal pressure in courts worldwide to explain its actions, policies, beliefs and inner workings. In the United States, Canada and Europe, Scientology is under ever-increasing scrutiny by law enforcement agencies, courts and even governments. And a ruling handed down last week by it Los Angeles Superior Court judge may complicate the legal proceedings involving the Clearwater-based sect. Judge Paul G. Breckenridge stated in an intended ruling Thursday that Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard is the ...
Jun 24, 1984
Scientology E-meter said to offer catharsis — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
It's called the Hubbard Electrometer and is used as a spiritual guide during "auditing," a Church of Scientology practice somewhat similar to Catholic confession. The E-meter, as it is known, is said to be capable of measuring a person's "mental state and change of state" and can pinpoint deeply rooted, previously undetected problems in the brain. The small, simple electronic device, patented by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, may be the most visible of the "religious artifacts" associated with the Clearwater-based ...
Jun 23, 1984
No law protects priest/parishioner priviledge–court — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The Supreme Court of Ontario ruled Friday that there is no legal recognition of priest/parishioner privilege. During a hearing before the court brought by the Church of Scientology of Toronto, Justice John Osler ruled that communications between a parishioner and a recognized religions leader are not protected from disclosure in the manner of lawyer/client communications. The Scientologists asked for the ruling as part of their motion to quash an Ontario Provincial Police search warrant executed last year on the sect. During ...
Jun 16, 1984
Court told sect raid should have been restricted — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
TORONTO—A 158-page search warrant Ontario Provincial Police used to raid the headquarters of the Church of Scientology in Toronto last year should have been restricted to prevent a massive search and seizure of church records and artifacts, a lawyer for the Clearwater-based church says. Marlys Edwardh, a lawyer representing the Church of Scientology of Toronto, told Ontario Supreme Court Justice John Osler that a higher standard must be applied by police when they search a church, even if the church is ...
Jun 15, 1984
Canadian court told religion protects cult — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
TORONTO—A search warrant used to raid the Church of Scientology's headquarters here should be quashed because sect members could not commit a fraud while practicing their faith, the Clearwater-based organization's lawyer told the Ontario Supreme Court. Clayton Ruby said the Church of Scientology is protected by the guarantee of freedom of religion under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Ontario Provincial Police used the search warrant to seize more than 200,000 documents from the group's Toronto headquarters in March ...
Jun 9, 1984
Sect trial ordered to continue — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
TORONTO—The church of Scientology of Toronto was commanded Friday to move ahead with its case in Ontario Supreme Court proceedings unprecedented in Canadian history. The sect's reason for being in court—a civil motion questioning the legality of a police search warrant—has been usurped by arguments about religion and parishioner/priest confidentiality. Originally, the sect requested the hearing before Justice John Osler asking that he quash the March 4, 1983, Ontario Provincial Police warrant because, the sect said, the document was based on ...
Jun 8, 1984
Sect hearing likely to mushroom — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
TORONTO—An Ontario Supreme Court judge is expected to rule today in a hearing brought by the Church of Scientology centering on questions of religious equality and criminal wrongdoing. Judge John Osler said Thursday he will study lawyers' arguments and legal precedent in deciding whether to move forward in the hearing to quash an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) search warrant resulting in the seizure of 25,000 sect documents. At issue is whether the massive 158-page search warrant and its supporting documents ...
Jun 7, 1984
Scientology compared to Catholicism — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
TORONTO—A lawyer representing the Church Scientology likened the 34-year-old sect to the Roman Catholic Church during hearing Wednesday in Ontario Supreme Court. Arguing that the Ontario Provincial Police had no right to seize Scientology files during a raid on the sect's Toronto mission last year, Clayton Ruby told the court that Scientology should be given the same respect and protection afforded established religions. "Should a new church be (treated differently) because its doctrines are not as well-known?" Ruby asked Justice John ...
Jun 2, 1984
Sect will ask court to quash warrant — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The Church of Scientology of Toronto will petition the Supreme Court of Ontario Monday asking that a search warrant executed last year be quashed, although the Ontario Provincial Police have already used it to raid the sect's headquarters and seize 14 million documents. Investigators armed with the warrant raided the sect's Toronto headquarters in March 1983 and seized 904 boxes of papers and documents believed to substantiate suspected sect fraud, conspiracy, breaking and entering and theft, according to the warrant and ...
Apr 12, 1984
Police release transcript of Scientologist's statement — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Author(s): George-Wayne Shelor
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Clearwater police Monday released a transcript of a tape-recorded statement made last month by Daniel Cotrino, a New York Scientologist who be had been held against his will at the sect's 210 S. Fort Harrison Ave. headquarters. The transcript indicates the 30-year-old Cotrino, a Scientologist for 11 years, was frightened and angry at the time he made the statement. It is also clear that Cotrino did make the statements he later accused police of fabricating. The transcript of the tape was ...
Mar 12, 1984
Scientologist denies police report he was detained by sect members — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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Author(s): Judy Brennan
Source: Clearwater Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Calling a police account a lie, Scientologist Daniel Cotrino said at no time did any church members try to physically detain him at the sect's headquarters last week. Cotrino, 30, of Brooklyn, N.Y., told a completely different story from the account police released last week and accused three officers of lying in their report. "We have his statements on tape," said detective Ken Fairchild. "The report was written from those statements." ASKED why he believed police would lie about ...
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