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Appeals court upholds lawsuit dismissal

Associated Press • Mar 22, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Its opinion still sharply questions the property seizure.

The three-judge 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Cincinnati affirmed Friday a lower court ruling that the marshals were legally protected from being sued while carrying out a court order for seizure of property against Michael Bray.

Court documents show the order came after a Planned Parenthood organization in Oregon won an $850,000 award against Bray in a lawsuit against activists they sued for intimidation by threat of force against abortion providers.

The panel called the Wilmington, Ohio, raid “a home attack” on Bray’s ability to express ideas.

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