February 24, 2005

High Court Refuses To Hear Priest Abuse Case


The Mississippi Supreme Court has refused a request by the Catholic Diocese of Jackson, to review what the Diocese believed were conflicting judicial rulings on sex abuse cases, and a judge's refusal to dismiss a lawsuit brought by two people.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Smith Thursday signed an order declining to hear arguments from the Diocese and other defendants. Last year, Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby Delaughter ruled he would not dismiss the abuse claims of two plaintiffs against the Diocese.

Posted by kshaw at February 24, 2005 08:15 PM