Bench Memos

Oral Arguments in McCullen v. Coakley on Wednesday, January 15

As Ed has previously noted, next Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in McCullen v. Coakley, which presents the question of whether the First Amendment permits a state to forbid pro-life counselors and others from peacefully talking to women on a public sidewalk within 35 feet of an abortion clinic. Last year we filed an amicus brief on behalf of several women who were misled by abortion-clinic staff members and who would not have aborted their children if they had been given accurate information at the time. At 2 p.m. that day, I will recap the oral arguments in a Federalist Society teleforum.

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