quasi in rem

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Seventh Circuit Upholds Discovery Denial in PBA Case

Form the prospectus of the case:
"The government appeals from an order by the district court quashing a subpoena commanding Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago to produce the medical records of certain patients on whom Dr. Cassing Hammond had performed late-term abortions at the hospital using the controversial method known variously as “D & X” (dilation and extraction) and “intact D & E” (dilation and evacuation). We accelerated briefing and argument, and now accelerate our decision, in view of the pressures of time discussed
later in the opinion."

Posner and Williams held for Northwestern, while Judge Manion dissented.

It s possible this might get a quick run up the ladder.....

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