< link rel="DCTERMS.isreplacedby" href="http://pointprogression.powerblogs.com" /> < link rel="DCTERMS.isreplacedby" href="http://pointprogression.powerblogs.com" /> Point Progression: Appeal denied

Monday, April 18, 2005

Appeal denied

The US Supreme Court refused without comment on Monday to consider whether a 1994 Massachusetts state law creating a buffer zone around reproductive health clinics (Massachusetts Reproductive Health Care Facilities Act, Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 266, ยง 120E1/2) violated the constitutional rights of clinic protesters.

State lawmakers pushed for the buffer zone act after John Salvi opened fire on two Boston-area clinics, killing two receptionists and wounding five others. He killed himself in prison in 1996.

You can read the recently upheld First Circuit Court of Appeals opinion on the case (Case No. 03-2389, McGuire v. Reilly) in pdf form here.

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