On June 26, the Supreme Court held 9-0 that a Massachusetts law providing a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in the state is an unconstitutional infringement of free speech. That case, McCullen v. Coakley , was argued personally by Law School Professor Mark Rienzi before the Justices in January. Rienzi's involvement in it comes through the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, where he has served as senior counsel since 2011.
See Examiner.com article below. He was also quoted in The Los Angeles Times , USA Today , The New American , Christian Post , Catholic News Agency/EWTN News , and San Jose Mercury News , and he was a guest on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR .

From: Examiner.com Date: June 27, 2014 Author: David McCaine


The balance of rights on the issue of abortion has long been a contentious issue concerning whose rights were really being violated. Trumping the rights of others in order to validate you own rights is still a core issue on various points of the abortion issue. The Supreme Court substantiating the right to protest at abortion clinics cannot be unreasonably abridged.

"The government cannot reserve its public sidewalks for Planned Parenthood as if their message is the only one women should be allowed to hear", exclaimed lead counsel Mark Rienzi who is a professor of constitutional law at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.


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