This is from a daily news feed that I get:
State lawmaker offers proposal for resolving past cases of child sexual abuse.
A week before the state House of Representatives returns to voting session – during which child sex abuse legislation is expected to be on legislators’ “to do” list – a state lawmaker unveiled his proposal for what he says is a comprehensive solution to the thorny issue of addressing past cases of child sexual abuse, all without costly and time-consuming litigation.
On the same day, parents of children in the Roman Catholic Church and survivors of sexual abuse by clergy filed a lawsuit in Pittsburgh against Pennsylvania’s eight dioceses and their bishops. The suit doesn’t seek any money; it’s attempting to compel the dioceses to release information about abuse allegations.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in a different, but similar, case, regarding the names that were redacted – at least temporarily - from the state grand jury report about clergy sexual abuse. The new lawsuit filed in Pittsburgh identifies those redactions as one of the items they wish to have undone. Constitutional due process concerns have been raised about the grand jury report’s inclusion of names of individuals who have not been charged with misconduct or abuse.