Operation Rescue v. National Organization for Women, Inc., et al., No. 01-1119
Scheidler et al. v. National Organization for Women, Inc., et al., No. 01-1118, and Operation Rescue v. National Organization for Women, Inc., et al., No. 01-1119, ask whether abortion protesters who conduct sit-ins and demonstrations at abortion clinics can be subjected to either the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. § 1964(c), which was enacted to combat organized crime, or the Hobbs Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1951(b)(2), which makes it a crime to obstruct, delay, or affect interstate commerce by robbery or "extortion."Read the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.Read the Hobbs Act.Read the Seventh Circuit's Opinion affirming the trial court's decision in favor of the National Organization for Women.Read the Successful Petition asking the Supreme Court to review the Seventh Circuit's opinion.
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