Taping of religious confession ruled illegal

February 1997
Christian Century;2/19/97, Vol. 114 Issue 6, p184
Focuses on a federal appeals court's ruling that jail officials in Eugene, Oregon, violated the rights of local Roman Catholic priest Timothy Mockaitis by secretly taping the sacramental confession murder suspect Conan Hale had given the clergyman. Important aspects of the ruling by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that overturned a US District Court decision.


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