CASEMcCullen v. Coakley

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A Massachusetts law created a 35-foot “buffer zone” restricting pro-life advocates from speaking with people entering abortion facilities. In 2007, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed S.B. 1353, which created the zone.
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US Supreme Court unanimous in striking down Mass. anti-speech buffer zone

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US Supreme Court unanimous in striking down Mass. anti-speech buffer zone

High court calls law that censors free speech of pro-life advocates unconstitutional

Jun 26, 2014 Read More

US Supreme Court strikes down Mass. anti-speech buffer zone

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US Supreme Court strikes down Mass. anti-speech buffer zone

ADF official comment

Jun 26, 2014 Read More

US Supreme Court to hear arguments Wednesday in ‘Cradle of Liberty’ buffer zone case

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US Supreme Court to hear arguments Wednesday in ‘Cradle of Liberty’ buffer zone case

High court will consider constitutionality of Mass. law that censors free speech of pro-life advocates

Jan 14, 2014 Read More

US Supreme Court to weigh in on buffer zone case in ‘Cradle of Liberty’

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US Supreme Court to weigh in on buffer zone case in ‘Cradle of Liberty’

High court will consider constitutionality of Mass. law that censors free speech of pro-life advocates

Jun 24, 2013 Read More

ADF-allied attorney available to media following hearing in Mass. ‘buffer zone’ case

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ADF-allied attorney available to media following hearing in Mass. ‘buffer zone’ case

Hearing concerns challenge to constitutionality of law that restricts free speech of pro-life advocates

May 04, 2009 Read More

Mass. law restricting speech around abortion clinics challenged on appeal

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Mass. law restricting speech around abortion clinics challenged on appeal

Pro-life advocates challenge constitutionality of 35-foot “buffer zone” law

Jan 27, 2009 Read More

ADF attorneys file suit against law silencing pro-life advocates in the “Cradle of Liberty”

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ADF attorneys file suit against law silencing pro-life advocates in the “Cradle of Liberty”

New law stifles free speech through creation of 35-foot “buffer zone” around abortion clinics

Jan 21, 2008 Read More
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Documents
https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/web-content-dev/documents/mccullen-v-coakley---u-s-supreme-court-opinion.pdf?sfvrsn=6https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/web-content-dev/documents/mccullen-v-coakley---u-s-supreme-court-oral-argument-transcript.pdf?sfvrsn=6https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/web-content-dev/documents/mccullen-v-coakley---petition-for-certiorari.pdf?sfvrsn=6https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/web-content-dev/documents/mccullen-v-coakley---2009-opening-brief-filed-with-1st-circuit.pdf?sfvrsn=8https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/web-content-dev/documents/mccullen-v-coakley---complaint.pdf?sfvrsn=6
Court Title Date
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court opinion Jun 26 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court oral argument transcript Jan 15 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
Petition for certiorari Mar 25 2013
Appellate Court
2009 opening brief filed with 1st Circuit Jan 26 2009
Trial Court
Complaint Jan 16 2008

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