Laurence Tribe on McCullen v. Coakley

by Ed Whelan

Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe’s op-ed in today’s New York Times is noteworthy. Tribe, who is ardently pro-abortion (he calls himself a “committed supporter” of the “right to choose”), says that the Supreme Court “got it right” in yesterday’s ruling striking down Massachusetts’s buffer-zone statute. Indeed, Tribe agrees with Justice Scalia that the statute “was anything but neutral toward the content of the speech at issue,” and he labels the Chief Justice’s contrary claim “implausibl[e]” and “illusory.”

(See my Part 1 and Part 2 posts on McCullen.)