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Monday, June 24, 2013

Supreme Court Will Review Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Case from Massachusetts

Bloomberg: Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Gets U.S. High Court Review, by Greg Stohr:

Supreme CtThe U.S. Supreme Court accepted a case that promises to redefine the speech rights of abortion opponents, agreeing to rule on a Massachusetts law that creates a 35-foot buffer zone around clinic entrances.

The justices today said they will hear an appeal from abortion foes seeking to overturn the Massachusetts law as a violation of the First Amendment. The challengers say they have a right to hand out leaflets and start conversations with women entering abortion clinics. . . .

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For more on the cert. petition in McCullen v. Coakley, see SCOTUSblog.

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