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  • Determined the Constitutionality of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE) in light of the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Morrison.
  • Determined the application of certain federal criminal statutes to violence and obstructive conduct aimed at abortion clinics, their patients and doctors.
  • This case was brought by Planned Parenthood and four doctors who were targeted and threatened by anti-choice organizations and individuals.
  • Determined the Constitutionality under the First Amendment of a Massachusetts state law that protected persons near reproductive health care facilities from unwanted approaches closer than six feet.
  • Determined the constitutionality of the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances law, or FACE, which prohibits obstructing ingress and egress at reproductive health facilities.
  • Determined the Constitutionality of a Colorado statute that protects women’s access to reproductive health services by making it unlawful for an individual to knowingly come closer than eight feet to a person without consent.
  • Determined the constitutionality under the First Amendment of a city ordinance restricting protester activity near health care facilities and houses of worship.
  • Determined whether a city ordinance that prohibited targeted residential picketing, enacted to prevent intrusive picketing outside homes of abortion providers, violated the First Amendment.
  • Determined whether anti-abortion protesters who obstruct access to abortion clinics violate 42 U.S.C. 1985(3).
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