Ruth Bader Ginsburg Slaps NOW

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Well that didn't take long. In a not-so shocking ruling today, the Supreme Court sided with abortion protestors saying federal extortion and racketeering laws cannot be used to ban demonstrations outside abortion clinics.

So free speech lives on, for now. It was an 8-0 decision, though we can be sure Alito would have made it nine had he been on the court when it was decided. I wonder how the people at NOW are taking it, as you know it's a bad day for the National Organization for Women when Ruth Bader Ginsburg disagrees with you.

ProLifeBlogs calls the decision a "victory" although I find such sound beatings unworthy of mass celebration. Malkin links to some more reactions.