(Note: I’m going to pull down most of this post, although alas it makes Peter’s comment not relevant to anything. Martined over at VC points out a couple of mistakes. I think I”m going to delete anything but the reference to the news article. Peter, apologies I’ve untethered your comment!)
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that the Vatican has refused service of process in a widely-followed priest child abuse case.
The Vatican has refused service of a federal lawsuit over its handling of the notorious sex offender Father Lawrence Murphy — a move that could delay the Milwaukee lawsuit for months if not years, victims’ advocates said Monday …. But a California-based lawyer for the Vatican dismissed it as a procedural step in keeping with U.S. laws on diplomatic relations that allow states to choose how to be served in lawsuits.