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Supreme Court voids 35-foot abortion clinic protest buffer
Fox News ^ | 06.26.2014 | FOX

Posted on 06/26/2014 7:51:40 AM PDT by dware

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts. The justices were unanimous Thursday that extending a buffer zone 35 feet from clinic entrances violates the First Amendment rights of protesters. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Chief Justice John Roberts says authorities have less intrusive ways to deal with problems outside the clinics.

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1 posted on 06/26/2014 7:51:40 AM PDT by dware
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To: dware

The problem outside the clinics? I was under the impression that the problem was inside.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 7:52:39 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: dware; Lurking Libertarian; Perdogg; JDW11235; Clairity; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; GregNH; ...

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

3 posted on 06/26/2014 7:54:16 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: dware

Roberts probably thinks abortion clinics can just levy a tax and everything will be good.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 7:54:41 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: goodwithagun

The problem is that these butchers aren’t aborting themselves post-birth.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 7:55:51 AM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: dware

Westboro Baptist protests too...?


6 posted on 06/26/2014 7:56:00 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: dware

The were right on this one and half right on the recess power decision.


7 posted on 06/26/2014 7:56:31 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: dware

I used to say that our Founding Fathers would be rolling over in their graves if they knew about free-speech “buffer zones”. Good call Supremes.


8 posted on 06/26/2014 7:57:07 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: dware
The justices were unanimous Thursday that extending a buffer zone 35 feet from clinic entrances violates the First Amendment rights of protesters.

Even the Court's left wing couldn't deny the obvious.

9 posted on 06/26/2014 7:57:12 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: dware

This is very good news.


10 posted on 06/26/2014 7:57:47 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dware

Even the “wise Latina”???? I’m shocked!!!!


11 posted on 06/26/2014 7:58:04 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Did you miss the “unanimous decision mentioned above? That includes Roberts.


12 posted on 06/26/2014 7:58:28 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: dware

This will have the fang-tooth feminazis breathing fire.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 8:00:11 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: dware
the president...responds....




14 posted on 06/26/2014 8:00:35 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Salvation

I was referring to the content in the article about Roberts suggesting other remedies to deal with protesters.

You don’t even have to hit the link to see that.


15 posted on 06/26/2014 8:01:49 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: fwdude

I said that to a flaming lib friend of my lib brother-in-law. If she was for abortion, she needed to post-birth abort herself or she was only a poser.


16 posted on 06/26/2014 8:04:10 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

+1


17 posted on 06/26/2014 8:05:33 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: fwdude

Watcha mean? Sumtin like a 153 trimester abortion//// sarc/


18 posted on 06/26/2014 8:06:24 AM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: Salvation

Two big decisions today. Both unanimous. Amazing.


19 posted on 06/26/2014 8:08:08 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

And yesterday’s cell phone decision was unanimous also.


20 posted on 06/26/2014 8:14:10 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: goodwithagun

I would have loved to have been there when you told her THAT.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 8:17:51 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Right on but what about those pesky “Free Speech ‘Zones’” on college campuses (campi) ?


22 posted on 06/26/2014 8:18:55 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: I want the USA back

I’ll be waiting for Abortion Barbie’s comments on this one.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 8:21:41 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: ConservingFreedom
The Court's Opinion is here. The majority (Roberts, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan) wrote a very narrow opinion-- a law saying that no one but clinic staffers and patients can be within 35 feet of the clinic is too broad, because a narrower law could protect the clinics from disruption by protestors. The other four Justices (Kennedy, Scalia, Thomas, Alito) concurred in striking down the law, but would have decided it on much broader grounds-- they say any law that protects only abortion clinics but not other kinds of buildings is always unconstitutional.
24 posted on 06/26/2014 8:28:48 AM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: dware

All these sensible and unanimous rulings out of the Supreme Court this week have me worried that they are just trying to soften the blow for screwing religious employers by allowing Obama to dictate birth control.


25 posted on 06/26/2014 8:30:30 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: dware

I guess that fenced “protest zone” the BLM set up miles away from the Bundy Ranch was un-Constitutional after all, right?


26 posted on 06/26/2014 8:35:09 AM PDT by Gritty (The war is over. We won. - Michael Yon, Top Iraq War Correspondent, 07/21/2008)
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To: reg45

Yep. Awesome.


27 posted on 06/26/2014 8:43:12 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: reg45

Bwahahahahaha! (*snort*)


28 posted on 06/26/2014 8:44:03 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Is it just me or have you noticed that Roberts has been successful in lobbying the liberal wing to vote with him?


29 posted on 06/26/2014 8:46:39 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Gritty
For those living under a rock:


30 posted on 06/26/2014 8:51:24 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: dware

Looks like the 9 unelected oligarchs in black muumuus are throwing us a few bones.

I’m not impressed. Reverse Roe v Wade and I’ll be impressed. Throw out GCA 68 and I’ll be impressed. Say that oh gosh, you really can’t exclude people from protesting in this fashion but you sure can in others and I’ll call it what it is: timid and lukewarm gruel.


31 posted on 06/26/2014 8:57:07 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: zerosix

What about that “pesky” free speech zone they tried to enforce at the Bundy Ranch? I think that zone was about 10 miles from the site of the illegal federal police action.


32 posted on 06/26/2014 9:06:36 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: dware
YES! First Amendment has some life!

SCOTUS defends 1st Amendment rights!!!

33 posted on 06/26/2014 9:13:11 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: dware
Decision is in:

Cullen v. Oakley

Cullen is a little ol' lady prolifer.

Oakley is Attorney General for Taxachusetts (Massachusetts)

34 posted on 06/26/2014 9:15:46 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher
It is unclear what was said about the Colorado case that the Massachusetts law was based on. Did it get struck down?

Have to wait for SCOTUSblog.com -- there is a lot feathers flying in terms of the decisions coming out...

35 posted on 06/26/2014 9:17:33 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: dware
Decision is in:

Cullen v. Oakley

Cullen is a little ol' lady prolifer.

Oakley is Attorney General for Taxachusetts (Massachusetts)

36 posted on 06/26/2014 9:18:02 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher
To me this almost more a constitution issue (1st Amendment rights) than a prolife/abortion issue.

Folks who frequent the Constitution threads ought to comment on this decision...

37 posted on 06/26/2014 9:23:13 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: dware

Will Westboro Baptist Church use that Supreme Court ruling in protesting military funerals?


38 posted on 06/26/2014 9:48:40 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Is it just me or have you noticed that Roberts has been successful in lobbying the liberal wing to vote with him?

He has, but only by writing opinions that reach a conservative result on a very narrow ground.

39 posted on 06/26/2014 9:51:21 AM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

That’s what I’m seeing. Just wondered if the legal profession has noticed it. He seems rather skilled at negotiating with them.


40 posted on 06/26/2014 9:55:47 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: dware

Take that, babykillers! We’re gonna be in your face!


41 posted on 06/26/2014 10:00:10 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Salvation

I suspect Roberts “gave” on this one because he will side against Hobby Lobby on Monday.


42 posted on 06/26/2014 10:01:50 AM PDT by Tom Cullen
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To: dware

Finally! Some one gets it. It was a clear violation of freedom of speech.


43 posted on 06/26/2014 10:12:13 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: dware

Duh.


44 posted on 06/26/2014 10:25:48 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: goodwithagun

Well, it’s very difficult to go kill your baby with people calling you to Christ.


45 posted on 06/26/2014 10:26:13 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

The majority (Roberts, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan) wrote a very narrow opinion—


Roberts is turning out badly for conservatives. He is basically a politician trying to make the Supremes look good and not deciding cases on their merit. This is obvious in the Obamacare decision where he knew that they would get major pushback if they invalidated the law. We also saw this in the CA traditional marriage Prop 8 case. Kennedy and the (other) leftists were ready right then and there to declare that the Constitution demands marriage be re-defined. He recruited Scalia and others to dodge the issue by saying that the Prop 8 defenders did not have standing. It’s not that he sees anything wrong with Kennedy’s views but doing it then would make the Supremes look bad so he will just wait a few years until the politics look better.


46 posted on 06/26/2014 10:40:25 AM PDT by fifedom
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To: bigdaddy45

Even the “wise Latina”???? I’m shocked!!!!


My exact thought. Amazed it was unanimous.


47 posted on 06/26/2014 10:49:11 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Two big decisions today. Both unanimous. Amazing.

Remember what happened the last few years. A few good decisions and then the really really bad decision.

48 posted on 06/26/2014 11:43:53 AM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: topher
Oops! Colorado law is still intact. SCOTUS ruled that narrow, floating buffer zones are still legal.

But it is the fact that it was such a large area where FREE SPEECH was banned that caused this to be struck down...

49 posted on 06/26/2014 11:56:46 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher
Hill v. Colorado has been "limited" by the decision today.

Additionally, the decision today is Cullen v. Coakley (not Oakley as I ha erroneously posted)...

50 posted on 06/26/2014 12:01:08 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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