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3/11/2010 GA Anti-Choice Bill Passes Legislative Committee
A Georgia bill that seeks to criminalize abortions on the basis of race was voted out of the state House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee yesterday on a 7 to 6 vote....
6/30/2005 Supreme Court to Re-hear Clinic Violence Case
The US Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it would hear for the third time a long-running case dealing with clinic violence....
2/26/2003 Supreme Court Sides With Anti-Abortion Protestors
The US Supreme Court decided today 8-1 that abortion clinics could not be protected from forcible blockades by anti-abortion extremists under federal racketeering laws....
12/20/2002 Supreme Court Asks for Bush Opinion in Anti-Abortion Violence Case
In a somewhat unusual move, the US Supreme Court asked the Bush administration’s Solicitor-General for his opinion on a case involving anti-abortion extremists who circulated “WANTED” posters for abortion providers and launched a Web site called the “Nuremberg Files” that lists abortion providers’ personal information and declares them guilty of crimes against humanity....
12/4/2002 Supreme Court Hears Argument in Clinic Violence Case
The Supreme Court heard arguments today in NOW v Scheidler, a landmark case brought to curtail violence against women’s reproductive health care centers....
4/22/2002 Supreme Court to Review Pro-Choice Legal Victory
In a blow for advocates of safe and legal abortion, the Supreme Court today decided to review part of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision in NOW v Scheidler, the civil case where anti-abortion extremists were found to have conspired illegally to close women’s reproductive health clinics, by using threats and extortionate acts against doctors, clinic employees and patients, in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)....
3/25/2002 Lawsuit Names All US Catholic Bishops in Organized Abuse Scandal
Amidst a widening sexual abuse scandal, a former seminarian in Hannibal, Missouri is suing the entire US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), originally intended to be used in cases involving organized crime rings....
1/29/2002 Anti-Abortion Group Seeks to Overturn Landmark RICO Ruling
Anti-abortion extremists, represented by the right-wing American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), have asked the Supreme Court to review the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision, Now v Scheidler, which upheld the use of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) against anti-abortion blockaders....
12/13/2001 Ninth Circuit Re-Hears “Nuremberg Files” Case
The Ninth Circuit U.S....
10/4/2001 Pro-Choice Forces Receive Second Major Victory in Two Days Over Domestic Terrorism
Pro-choice supporters received their second victory against domestic terrorism today as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed in an unusual opinion to review en banc the three-judge panel decision in Planned Parenthood of Columbia/Willamette, et al....
10/4/2001 “Nuremberg Files” Case Will Be Reconsidered
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed in an unusual opinion to review en banc the three-judge panel decision in Planned Parenthood of Columbia/Willamette, et al....
10/2/2001 Anti-Abortion Extremists Suffer Major Court Defeat
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled unanimously in favor of National Organization for Women (NOW) in NOW v....
4/20/2001 Second Judge OKs Suit Against LAPD as Racketeering Enterprise
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8/30/2000 Federal Judge Allows RICO to Be Used vs. LAPD
Federal District Judge William Rea ruled yesterday that anti-racketeering laws can be used in a current case against the Los Angeles Police Department and officers accused of corrupt acts in the continually unfolding Rampart Division police scandal....
7/18/2000 Feminist Majority Foundation & Institute for Democracy Studies CAlls Attention to Priest for Life's Support of Violent Wing of Anti-Abortion Movement
Washington DC - As Priests for Life launches their anti-abortion electoral media campaign today, Feminist Majority Foundation and Institute for Democracy Studies together call attention to Fr....
4/24/2000 College Course Offered on Hate-Based Web Sites
Emerson College communications professor Robert Hilliard will offer a course this Fall called Hate.com, which will examine how radical, right-wing groups recruit new members via the Internet....
12/20/1999 Anti-Abortion Extremists Avoid Paying Judgments
Planned Parenthood and several other abortion providers won a victory in February when a Portland jury ordered militant anti-abortion protestors to pay $109 million for threatening abortion providers with "Wanted Posters" and The Nuremberg Files Web site....
11/29/1999 Advocates For Life Ministries to Close
In a letter to his followers, Andrew Burnett, director of Advocates for Life Ministries, announced that AFLM and its publishing Life Advocate magazine was closing as of December 31, 1999....
7/28/1999 Athletes Sue Over Secret Locker Room Tapes
Athletes from eight different schools including Illinois, Illinois State, Eastern Illinois, Indiana, Penn, Iowa State and Michigan State Universities have filed suit against several companies, individuals and Internet service providers after secret videotapes taken in the schools' locker rooms were sold over the Internet and through the mail....
7/19/1999 Statement by Eleanor Smeal, President Feminist Majority Foundation on Federal Nationwide Injunction Issued Against Anti-Abortion Extremists
Today, in Chicago, Illinois, Federal Court Judge David Coar took the bold step of issuing a nationwide injunction to protect women's health clinics from harassment, intimidation and anti-abortion violence....
6/11/1999 "Nuremberg Files" Creator Sues Mindspring
Anti-abortion extremist Neal Horsley, whose "The Nuremberg Files" Web site included a virtual "hit list" of targeted individuals including abortion providers, security officers who protect abortion clinics, pro-choice activists, clinic owners, clinic workers, pro-choice judges and politicians, has sued Internet service provider Mindspring for $251 million....
4/20/1999 Grand Jury to Hear Slepian Murder Case
Erie County District Attorney Frank C....
3/8/1999 Anti-Abortion Protestor Tests Nuremberg Ruling
Anti-abortion protestor Teresa Van Camp is apparently trying to force a test of U.S....
2/26/1999 Judge Forbids Anti-Abortion Web Site and "Wanted" Posters
Three weeks after a federal jury ruled that creators of "The Nuremberg Files" Web site violated federal anti-racketeering laws and the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, U.S....
2/23/1999 "The Nuremberg Files" Web Site Finds New Home
The New York Times has reported that the Nuremberg Files Web site gained a new online home this Saturday....
2/8/1999 Mindspring Pulls Nuremberg Site
Internet service provider Mindspring removed "The Nuremberg Files" Web site from the Internet on Friday after site creator Neal Horsley pledged to publish live video of women entering abortion clinics, in violation of Mindspring's "appropriate use" policies....
2/3/1999 Federal Jury Finds "Un-wanted" Posters And "Nuremberg Files" To Be Threats, Not Free Speech
Washington DC -- Today, in Portland Oregon, a jury handed down the precedent-setting decision in the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE ) and RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act) lawsuit, Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette v....
2/3/1999 Federal Jury Finds "Un-wanted" Posters And "Nuremberg Files" To Be Threats, Not Free Speech
Washington DC -- Today, in Portland Oregon, a jury handed down the precedent-setting decision in the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE ) and RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act) lawsuit, Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette v....
2/2/1999 Jury: Web Site in Violation of FACE
A federal jury ruled today that creators of "The Nuremberg Files" Web site violated the Freedom of Access to Clinics Act (FACE) and federal racketeering statutes and awarded the plaintiffs with damages in the tens of millions....
7/17/1998 Litigator, Clinic Plaintiff in NOW v. Scheidler Testify on Importance of
Arlington, VA -- On the heels of the landmark verdict of liability in NOW v....
7/17/1998 Litigator, Clinic Plaintiff in NOW v. Scheidler Testify on Importance of RICO as Tool to Stop Clinic Violence
On the heels of the landmark verdict of liability in NOW v....
7/1/1998 NOW and Clinics Seek National Injunction Against Violent Anti-Choice Groups
Currently injunctions restricting the use of force by abortion protesters are given out locally, but NOW lawyers are hoping to use RICO on the back of a successful verdict in NOW v Scheidler to push for a national injunction....
4/22/1998 Anti-Abortion Extremists Refuse to Pay Damages
Anti-abortion extremists said they cannot afford the nearly $86,000 in damages they were ordered to pay two abortion clinics in the landmark case NOW vs....
4/21/1998 Jury Finds for Clinics in NOW vs. Scheidler
A federal jury in Chicago, Illinois found Operation Rescue, the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League, the league's executive director Joseph Scheidler, and activists Andrew Scholber and Timothy Murphy guilty of violating the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute (RICO)....
4/20/1998 Jury Finds for Clinics in NOW vs. Scheidler
A Federal jury in Chicago, Illinois found that Operation Rescue, the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League, the league’s executive director Joseph Scheidler, and activists Andrew Scholber and Timothy Murphy violated the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute (RICO)....
4/20/1998 Landmark Won! Civil RICO Case Cracks Anti-Abortion Ring of Conspiracy
National Feminist Leader Eleanor Smeal Calls for Use of Criminal RICO to End Violence Washington DC -- Today, in Chicago, Illinois, a federal jury handed down the precedent-setting decision in the class action RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act) lawsuit, NOW v....
4/17/1998 Jury Deliberations Begin for NOW vs. Scheidler
Closing arguments were delivered in the NOW vs....
3/25/1998 Testimony Continues in NOW vs. Scheidler
Testimony in NOW vs....
3/3/1998 NOW vs. Scheidler Trial Begins After 12 Years
The trial of the National Organization for Women vs....
1/26/1998 NOW Vies for Randall’s Air Miles
The National Organization for Women (NOW) has asked 13 airlines to relinquish Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry’s frequent flyer miles....
1/9/1998 NOW Wins Victory in Time for Roe V. Wade Anniversary
Randall Terry, the founder of Operation Rescue, has agreed to settle in a lawsuit brought by NOW and two abortion clinics 12 years ago....
9/25/1997 NOW To Continue Court Battle Against Operation Rescue
In a landmark decision Tuesday, U.S....
10/30/1995 Several-Hundred Million Dollar Suit Filed Against Anti-Abortion Organizations
The Legal Action for Reproductive Rights filed a several-hundred million dollar federal lawsuit on Thursday against American Coalition of Life Activists and Advocates for Life Ministries....


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