No News Yet on the Cert Petition in the First Amendment Abortion Clinic Picketing Case

I blogged about the case a few months ago, and signed an amicus brief supporting reviewColorado v. Hill has created a good deal of uncertainty in lower court decisions, and I think this would be a good opportunity for the Court to clarify matters.

Stuart Buck has much more on the case; I’m not quite as skeptical about the decision as he is, but as the amicus brief points out, Hill has made this area into something of a mess, and the decision below reflects it. The case is definitely worth watching if you’re interested in free speech, and especially in the freedom of speech on public streets, even if you aren’t particularly interested in anti-abortion picketing as such. I think the petition has been relisted for consideration this Friday, so maybe we’ll hear from the Court then.