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Current and former clergy members behind push to block report on clergy sex abuse

Photo source: Jessica Griffin/The Inquirer A small group of priests filed court documents saying they would not object to the Commonwealth’s release of a grand jury report detailing clergy sex abuse if it released a redacted version of the report that blacked out references to them.

Efrem Grail of the Grail Law Firm argued that his client had “a unique issue” that the state Supreme Court must still consider. Releasing the report ahead of that, he said, would be an “injustice.”
“There is simply no reason why speed in this entire proceeding will lead to anything other than injustice and confusion,” Grail wrote.
The filings came in response to the effort by the nine media organizations that asked the state Supreme Court to lift its stay blocking the release of the report.
Read the full article at the Philadelphia Inquirer here.