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July 08, 2005

Pro-life group returns to the Supreme Court over ignored ruling

From AgapePress:

A defendant's prediction of a third trip to the U.S. Supreme Court in a nearly 20-year-old landmark abortion protest case has come true. Joe Scheidler of Chicago's Pro-Life Action League says his lawyers will again have to present arguments against the National Organization for Women (NOW) in a case in which the high court has already ruled in favor of the pro-lifer's group.

Scheidler says despite the 8-to-1 Supreme Court ruling in 2003 clearing him and the Pro-Life Action League of RICO Act charges, the lower federal Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals failed to reverse a nationwide injunction against the group's clinic protests. The appellate court remanded the case to a district court -- the trial court -- for a final ruling, saying the high court missed acts by the defendants that may have qualified under racketeering laws....

The Pro-Life Action League's leader says the reversal of the injunction was held up because of the Seventh Circuit Court's contention that the high court failed to rule on some alleged crimes or predicate acts on the pro-life group's part. The circuit court attempted to let the original trial court rule on the matter, prompting the pro-lifers' appeal, which Scheidler says was only necessary "because the abortionists have friends on the appellate court."

"One of the justices that held up the reversal had worked for Justice Blackmun," Scheidler notes. And another, he points out, "is a member of the National Organization for Women, the very people that brought the suit against us. She's a member of that organization, and yet she rules in their favor. She should have recused herself. So much is going on that shouldn't."

So while the pro-death crowd has been screeching that abortion is fine because the Supreme Court said so, they themselves ignore the Supreme Court whenever the whim hits them.

Hey, here's a thought, can we do that with Kelo?!?

Posted by Danny Carlton at July 8, 2005 08:05 AM

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