Cases to Watch

General Recap & Update (Summer 2014)

Mississippi v. Ester Mann, Harriet Ashley, and Ron Nederhoed (Miss.)—Sidewalk counselors arrested for obstructing the sidewalk while peacefully praying and holding signs on the public sidewalk outside Mississippi’s last standing abortion clinic, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Jackson Police Department officers claim that the activists’ signs and chairs constitute an obstruction, despite leaving 4 feet of …

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General Recap & Update (Winter 2014)

CASES TO WATCH: Mississippi v. Ester Mann, Harriet Ashley, and Ron Nederhoed (Miss.)—Sidewalk counselors arrested for obstructing the sidewalk while peacefully praying and holding signs on the public sidewalk outside Mississippi’s last standing abortion clinic, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Jackson Police Department officers claim that the activists’ signs and chairs constitute an obstruction, despite leaving …

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General Recap & Update (Fall 2013)

CASES RESOLVED: People v. Reeves (Calif.)—Sidewalk counselor arrested for trespass in public parking lot near Planned Parenthood in Sacramento. Victory!: Charges dismissed. Huntsville v. Fecteau (Alabama)—71- year-old grandmother and sidewalk counselor arrested for purported harassment and accused of spraying holy water in the direction of two pro-abort protesters. Victory!: Judge found Ms. Fecteau not guilty …

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General Recap & Update (Summer 2007)

People’s Advocate v. Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee (Calif.)—Suit for declaratory and injunctive relief to prevent expenditure of public funds for research focused on embryonic stem cells and cloning. Adverse ruling from trial court, upheld by court of appeals. Petition for review to state supreme court denied. Roe v. Planned Parenthood (Cincinnati, Ohio)—Civil action for damages …

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General Recap & Update (Spring 2007)

People’s Advocate v. Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee (Calif.)—Suit for declaratory and injunctive relief to prevent expenditure of public funds for research focused on embryonic stem cells and cloning. Adverse ruling from trial court; appeal filed. Oral argument held February 2007. Decision pending. Roe v. Planned Parenthood (Ohio)—Civil action for damages and injunctive relief filed against …

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General Recap & Update (Summer 2006)

People’s Advocate v. Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (Calif.)—Suit for declaratory and injunctive relief to prevent expenditure of public funds for research focused on embryonic stem cells and cloning. Adverse ruling from trial court; appeal pending. Please see pages 2 and 3 for more on this case. National Tax Limitation Foundation v. Westly (Calif.)—Suit challenging award …

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General Recap & Update (Spring 2006)

People’s Advocate v. Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (Calif.)—Suit for declaratory and injunctive relief to prevent expenditure of public funds for research focused on embryonic stem cells and cloning. Depositions in process. Trial set for Spring 2006. NOW v. Scheidler—On February 28, the Supreme Court unanimously reversed the Seventh Circuit’s decision reviving the case and put …

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