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Antiabortion Group Sues US Supreme Court on

The anti-choice group Christian Defense Coalition sued the US Supreme Court yesterday, claiming that the court violated the First Amendment by banning large signs from the sidewalks outside the court. Twenty-two anti-choice demonstrators were arrested on April 25, when the Court was hearing arguments on Nebraska’s so called “partial birth abortion” ban. The protesters refused to remove “huge, graphic banners” that included a full color picture of a decapitated fetus. Rev. Pat Mahoney, the leader of the protest, argues that the court “did not agree with the content of the message.” However Supreme Court police Marshal Dale Bosley had legitimate concerns for “safety, security, access and decorum.” Bosley also noted that the signs were large enough to be “used as a weapon, to hide an assailant, to block the line of sight of court police, and to block access to the court.”

Sources:

The Washington Post and The Kaiser Daily

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