Excerpted From The Washington Examiner: A federal judge says he’ll dismiss a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood investigator David Daleiden unless the medical researchers bringing it can find more substantial allegations against him.
U.S. District Judge James Robart has given eight unnamed plaintiffs 14 days to amend their complaint against Daleiden, who has been under fire for a series of videos he released last summer showing how some Planned Parenthood clinics supplied aborted fetal tissue for medical research.
Robart wrote that the University of Washington researchers failed to raise a “substantial” federal question against Daleiden, and thus their complaint was outside the court’s jurisdiction. He said they could bring a civil rights claim against a University of Washington official who provided their personal information to Daleiden, but if they didn’t, he would dismiss the case permanently.
Daleiden filed a public information request with the University of Washington for documents about the procurement of fetal tissue, which named certain employees involved. In response, eight “Jane Doe” plaintiffs filed a lawsuit to have their names redacted from the records in order to protect their privacy.
Robart had previously granted the employees a temporary restraining order, but on Tuesday granted Daleiden’s request to dismiss the case, at least for now. Keep reading