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Dec 19, 1996 What's $2.995 Million Between Former Enemies? — Phoenix New Times
Phoenix New Times
In 1995, a jury awarded Jason Scott $5 million, ruling that his civil rights had been violated during an involuntary "deprogramming" by Rick Ross, a Phoenix resident and well-known cult expert. That judgment eventually forced Ross into bankruptcy court, put an anticult group out of business and made national news.
Last week, however, the case made a sudden and surprising about-face.
Scott and Ross reached a settlement that requires the deprogrammer to pay Scott not $3 million–his share of the judgment–but ...
Sep 1, 1996 Germany finds Scientology to have menacing mission — Indianapolis Star (Indiana) More: link
Indianapolis Star (Indiana)
Lawmakers are looking at barring its members from teaching, police work, other government jobs. HAMBURG, Germany — As the politicians see it, Germany, is being threatened by an evil plot to infiltrate business and government. "A giant octopus . . . that will stop at nothing in its desire to spread its blind ideology" is how Labor Secretary Norbert Blum has described the plot against Germany. Claudia Nolte, another member of Chancellor Helmut Kohl's Cabinet, warns, "They aim at world domination ...
May 15, 1996 Getting Clear at BU? — Salon
Earle Cooley, the chairman of Boston University's board of trustees, wants you to know that he believes in freedom of expression.
Never mind that the gruff, avuncular 64-year-old, one of Boston's top trial attorneys, has played a leading role in the Church of Scientology's efforts to use copyright law to keep secret church documents off the Internet.
Although the church has won some significant courtroom victories, critics, legal observers, and even judges criticize the zeal with which it has pursued its ...
Mar 5, 1996 Church of secrets // In the dark: Scientologists enlist the heavy hand of the law to quash attempts to scrutinise their beliefs — The Bulletin (Australia) More: link
The Bulletin (Australia)
YOU ARE PERHAPS SICK OF HEARING that Kate Ceberano, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, John Travolta and various other luminaries owe their glittering fame and wealth to Scientology. You may also have noticed that Scientology is taking ads on buses. The days of the kids with clipboards eyeballing you on the street to ask if you would like to do a personality test are fading. Scientology is moving to big business and the Internet. The Church of Scientology tends to live by ...
Feb 1, 1996 Scientology's Internet Wars — Watchman Expositor
Jan 29, 1996 Court ruling backs internet copyright protection — Publisher's Weekly
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE Religious Technology Center, an affiliate of the Church of Scientology, are claiming a victory for copyright protection in cyberspace as the result of a ruling handed down earlier this month. The suit was brought by the RTC against a former member who posted the teachings of the church on the Internet. In her ruling Federal District Court judge Leonie Brinkema denied the argument by Arnaodo Lerma that his posting of large portions of the church's scripture were protected ...
Jan 20, 1996 A posting on Internet is ruled to be illegal — New York Times More:
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