Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Pro-Lifers win 19-Year Litigation Battle

The SC unanimously decided that RICO (racketeering statute) does not apply to pro-life advocates who protest at abortion clinics. Story here. NOW must have some money to spare to litigate something so frivolous. Which lawyer was it that came up with the idea that pro-life protesters could be prosecuted under an organized crime statute?

2 Comments:

At 5:59 PM, Blogger nugatory said...

Too bad you're graduating. You could have taken Professor Gallo's White Collar Crime class. You'd figure out that RICO is a whole lot more than it used to be. I think it's a fabulous example of good lawyering.

 
At 8:19 PM, Anonymous Becky said...

I did take Gallo's White Collar Crime class. I guess I came out of it with a different understanding of RICO than you did. You should talk to Prof. Blakey sometime. He helped write it, and has a pretty good idea about what he wanted it used for.

 

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