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