The lawsuits against investigative journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) have taken an upsetting turn for the worse.
According to Daily Wire correspondent Phelim McAleer, Planned Parenthood’s pet judge William Orrick has ordered the jury to find Daleiden guilty of trespassing as they procured the damning video evidence that the abortion giant sells babies for obscene profits.
Daleiden had previously attempted to have Judge Orrick recused over his clear ties to Planned Parenthood, but to no avail.
“I have already determined that these defendants trespassed at each of these locations. Because I determined that these defendants trespassed, the law assumes that Planned Parenthood has been harmed and is entitled to an award of nominal damages such as one dollar for each trespass,” Orrick told the jury, referring to several conferences and clinics CMP associates visited in their investigation.
Orrick commanded the jury to accept his rulings and to only decide whether Planned Parenthood suffered harm from the trespass and what damages should be awarded.
As we’ve previously reported, Planned Parenthood originally sought at least $20 million in damages against Daleiden and CMP, but Orrick reduced the cap for damages to $600,000.