Tune In Next Term: The Supreme Court bumps an abortion-clinic case

The Supreme Court bumps an abortion-clinic case

IS THE SUPREME COURT EVENLY SPLIT ON ONE OF the most closely watched cases of the current term? That may be the meaning of its decision last week to put off until next year a ruling on Bray v. Alexandria Women's Health Clinic, a case with important implications for the continuing street battles over abortion. It would decide whether courts can use an 1871 law intended to curb the Ku Klux Klan as a device to halt violent antiabortion demonstrations and clinic blockades. Three years ago, a federal court relied on the old law, which prohibits conspiracies that aim to deprive...

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