Monday, June 10, 2013
Supreme Court Denies Review In Challenge To Ban On Pro-Life Picketers' "Gruesome Images"
The U.S. Supreme Court today denied certiorari in Scott v. Saint John’s Church in the Wilderness, (Docket No. 12-1077, cert. denied 6/10/2013). (Order List.) In the case, a Colorado appeals court enjoined anti-abortion protesters who were picketing a church they believed had gone astray from displaying gruesome images of mutilated fetuses or dead bodies in a manner reasonably likely to be viewed by children. (See prior posting.) The case has received a good deal of attention in the blogosphere, particularly through postings by Eugene Volokh who represented petitioners.