Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Abortion Protest Case Pits Free Speech Rights Against Protection of Children
The New York Times: In Abortion Protests, Which to Protect, Children or Speech?, by Adam Liptak:
Kenneth T. Scott opposes abortion, and he says so in public. Sometimes he holds up large pictures of aborted fetuses. Sometimes he makes his points near churches that he believes are not doing enough to combat abortion.
A couple of years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that hateful antigay protests at military funerals deserved First Amendment protection. It will soon decide whether to hear a sequel, this one involving Mr. Scott. . . .
Eugene Volokh, who is representing Kenneth Scott, has posted links to the court papers here.