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News Posted on February 21, 2014

Professor Brownstein Comments on Supreme Court Abortion Protest Case for Mercury News

Professor Alan Brownstein commented for the San Jose Mercury News on the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case examining how far governments can go in restricting protests at abortion clinics. Many cities have laws requiring buffer zones between protestors and clinics, but the Supreme Court is set to revisit the constitutionality of such measures in McCullen v. Coakley.

"I think it's going to be harder for states and cities to protect places like abortion clinics and (people coming and going from them) from speech that they'd probably like to avoid," said Brownstein.

Professor Brownstein, a nationally recognized Constitutional Law scholar, teaches Constitutional Law, Law and Religion, and Torts at UC Davis School of Law, where he holds the Boochever and Bird Endowed Chair for the Study and Teaching of Freedom and Equality.

San Jose Mercury News