Thomas More Law Center Asks Supreme Court to Prevent Maine’s Persecution of Pro-Life Pastor

     ANN ARBOR, MI – The Thomas More Law Center (“TMLC”)  petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday (11/06/17) to review a U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit’s decision that allows government officials to use a noise provision to prevent peaceful sidewalk counseling in front of abortion facilities. The petition for review is the latest step in TMLC’s legal battle to prevent the State of Maine from silencing peaceful, pro-life sidewalk counselors.      Kate Oliveri, the TMLC attorney who drafted the petition, commented: “The First Circuit’s dangerous opinion would allow all levels of government to restrict any speaker with whom they disagree by creative legislation that targets the reason the speaker engages in speech rather than the actual words spoken. This, however, is a distinction without difference that affords governments the right to silence all speech they find disagreeable.”     In 2015, TMLC filed a […]

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