Tuesday, February 28

More Good News: Supreme Court Backs Abortion Protesters

I heard this today on Fox News earlier today, and AP has the story.
A 20-year-old legal fight over protests outside abortion clinics ended Tuesday with the Supreme Court ruling that federal extortion and racketeering laws cannot be used against demonstrators.
Breyer's words:

In Tuesday's ruling, Justice Stephen Breyer said Congress did not create "a freestanding physical violence offense" in the federal extortion law known as the Hobbs Act.

Instead, Breyer wrote, Congress addressed violence outside abortion clinics in 1994 by passing the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, which allows for court injunctions to set limits for such protests.

Today is a great day for freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom to peacefully protest. There are key rights in our nation.

Today has given the President, and the Republican party, a lot of points with the pro-life and value-voter base.

Memo to the party: If you want to reach the Latino value voter, speak about the issues of importance to them--education, jobs, the economy, and health--but do it firmly from a right-of-center position! If the Republican party is going to gain more Latino votes, it must differentiate their message from the Democrats, and trying to go moderate is not the way to do it.

These are the sort of headlines the Hispanic communities are looking for, right along the rest of conservative America.