Sandra Merritt Moves to Dismiss Criminal Charges

Aug 22, 2017

Liberty Counsel defended Sandra "Susan" Merritt today by filing a reply in support of her Motion to Dismiss counts 1 through 14. Her reply asked the San Francisco Superior Court to dismiss the politically-motivated criminal charges brought against her by the State of California for her undercover work in exposing Planned Parenthood's unethical willingness to profit from the sale of aborted baby body parts.

The Court had agreed with Liberty Counsel that the criminal complaint filed by Attorney General Xavier Becerra against Merritt was legally defective and dismissed 14 of the 15 counts. The Court and California law granted the Attorney General 10 days to correct and re-file the charges, but the Attorney General failed to file any amended complaint in Merritt’s case within the required deadline because of a "clerical error."

Now the Attorney General – California’s top lawyer with a staff of 4,500 and an annual budget in excess of $800 million – is asking that the Court excuse his failure to timely re-file the complaint in clear opposition to California law. The law does not allow what the Attorney General is asking. 

This bogus case must be dismissed. Read the Press Release and join the conversation on Facebook!