In a continuation of this topic…
High Court Rules In Favor Of Abortion Protesters
— reported by Click2Houston.com
Anti-abortion groups won a victory at the Supreme Court Tuesday, in the latest round of a 20-year legal battle over clinic demonstrations.
All eight justices who participated said federal extortion and racketeering laws cannot be used to ban abortion protests.
The appeal was brought by anti-abortion groups, following a request from a federal appeals court. That court had asked a trial judge to determine whether a nationwide injunction could be based on charges that protesters had made threats of violence — if there was no connection with robbery or extortion.