Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Egregious headline

The headline flagrantly dishonest: "Supreme Court Backs Abortion Protesters."

The U.S. Supreme Court merely said that RICO and extortion laws could not be used against abortion protesters. It was always a despicable application of law under the Clinton administration to make free speech and assembly to protest a criminal offense.

That isn't backing abortion protesters. It's correcting a legal decision that should never have been made. The decision indicates that the justices agreed on that. It was 8-0 (Alito did not participate in the decision.)

The headline should have said: Supreme Court Backs Free Speech and Right of Assembly to Protest.

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