Supreme Court Holds Abortion Foes Liable Protesters Face Payment of Clinic's Legal Fees
Compiled From News Services, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
The Supreme Court Monday refused to free five anti-abortion demonstrators from paying nearly $100,000 in legal fees to an abortion clinic they targeted.
The action, taken without comment in a case from Sacramento, Calif., marked the first time the justices considered the issue of lawyer-fee awards in abortion-linked litigation. "That the court would let this $100,000 penalty stand is outrageous and sends a very chilling message to pro-life demonstrators," said Jay Sekulow, a lawyer with the anti-abortion American Center for Law and Justice.
The justices let stand rulings that said the lawyer-fees award against the abortion protesters did not violate or …
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