California High Court Weighs Value of Mandated Reporting Law

California has a compelling interest in stopping the proliferation of online pornography depicting child sexual abuse. But psychotherapists are testing the limits of that interest, arguing that a state law requiring them to report patients to the authorities if they divulge that they’ve viewed child pornography wrongly violates the core tenet of confidentiality.

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Roy Moore, in Senate Run, Seeks Dismissal of Defamation Lawsuit

Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore’s second campaign for U.S. Senate was a mere 12 days old when his attorneys asked a state judge to put to rest a lawsuit that arose from lurid accusations that caused his first campaign to crumple in the final weeks of the 2017 race. On Monday he will ask an Alabama state judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit from a woman who said he molested her when she was 14.

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