Skip to comments.DOJ drops case against Florida pro-life sidewalk counselor, pays her $120G
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 nations 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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The Department of Injustice is slipping...
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.
Thank you, I love that kid!