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DOJ drops case against Florida pro-life sidewalk counselor, pays her $120G ^ | April 2, 2012

Posted on 04/02/2012 10:08:58 PM PDT by topher

The Department of Justice has given up its bid to prosecute a pro-life counselor and agreed to pay her $120,000 in a case a judge said never should have been brought.

Mary Susan Pine, who stands outside abortion clinics and advises women not to have the procedure, was accused of blocking a car from entering a Florida abortion clinic in 2009. In December, a judge threw out the case, in which the government sought $10,000 in fines and a permanent injunction barring Pine from counseling women outside the Presidential Women's Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. The government had been appealing the ruling until it was announced Monday it would no longer pursue the case.

Pine's lawyer said she was a victim of a politically-driven prosecution.

"It is irresponsible for the U.S. Department of Justice to place politics above principle when deciding to prosecute, and thus attempt to silence, a pro-life sidewalk counselor without any evidence of wrongdoing," Mathew Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, said in a statement. "When the nation’s highest law enforcement officer files suit against any citizen, the suit must be based on the law coupled with compelling evidence. Anything less is an abuse of the high office."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: abortion; case; counselor; doj; drops; florida; marysusanpine; prolife; sidewalk
Obama and Holder forgot to use brownshirts on the Judge...

The Department of Injustice is slipping...

1 posted on 04/02/2012 10:09:17 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher

We need the ha-ha boy on this thread!

Nice, I love it. I actually work for a law firm and fully appreciate how much it must pain the DOJ to fork over 120 large to this woman.

They must have been soooo way out of bounds on this.

Obama and his minions such as Eric Holder MUST be shoved away from the levers of power this November.

2 posted on 04/02/2012 10:30:52 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: topher
Somebody needs to obstruct Justice.
3 posted on 04/02/2012 10:47:16 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: jocon307
Ask and you shall receive....

4 posted on 04/02/2012 11:20:13 PM PDT by digital-olive
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To: wagglebee; Salvation

prolife ping

5 posted on 04/03/2012 3:53:01 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: digital-olive

Thank you, I love that kid!

6 posted on 04/03/2012 5:00:54 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: topher
Wellll.....I think the DOJ might have appealed at the last minute according to the link below.

Obama Admin Forced to Pay $120K After Targeting Pro-Lifer

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7 posted on 04/03/2012 7:15:30 AM PDT by prairiebreeze
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