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Federal complaint dismissed over Florida boy’s circumcision

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An attorney for a Florida woman who sought to make a constitutional case out of her fight to prevent her son from being circumcised withdrew his federal lawsuit Wednesday, signaling a likely end to move the fight out of state court. Thomas Hunker voluntarily dismissed the civil rights filing two days after the case got its first hearing in federal court before a judge who openly expressed skepticism over whether he had jurisdiction to proceed. Hunker offered no immediate explanation…

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Battle over Florida boy’s circumcision enters federal court

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A judge expressed skepticism Monday that a long-running court battle over a Florida boy’s circumcision amounted to a constitutional issue worthy of being argued in federal court after being exhaustively litigated in state courts. In the first hearing on the issue in federal court, U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra questioned the attorney for the boy’s mother, Heather Hironimus, over the legality of proceeding with the case when a state judge had already ruled. “Aren’t you really asking me to revisit…

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