Supreme Court Backs Abortion Protesters Free Speech

Give it up to the USSC for taking a stand that goes exactly 100% with the 1st Amendment:

The Supreme Court dealt a setback Tuesday to abortion clinics in a two-decade-old legal fight over anti-abortion protests, ruling that federal extortion and racketeering laws cannot be used to ban demonstrations.

The 8-0 decision ends a case that the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had kept alive despite a 2003 ruling by the high court that lifted a nationwide injunction on anti-abortion groups led by Joseph Scheidler and others.

While I am not a big proponent for or against abortion, not being one of my hot button topics, quite frankly, I am for staying within the Constitution. Congress, as well as State, County, and Local legislatures, is tasked with passing any laws that restrict protests due to violence, as in, not being peaceful. And that is what this ruling does. It says “protest to your hearts content. As long as the protests are peaceful, everything is OK.”

Of course, all the pro-abortion, excuse me, “choice,” folks will be up in arms. Because, it is OK when they protest, but God help anyone who has a differing opinion.

Michelle Malkin has more.

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2 Responses to “Supreme Court Backs Abortion Protesters Free Speech”

  1. Stacy says:

    It’s about f***ing time.

  2. William Teach says:

    I’ll agree with that. Now, to reverse Kelo!

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