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  •  You can, legally, (2+ / 0-)
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    provided that you manage to find a way to do so while remaining on public property, not blocking the sidewalk, and not breaking any other laws. Which is unlikely given the sort of home he probably lives in.

    The problem the clinics have is that they're almost universally located in urban or dense suburban areas where simply buying a buffer zone (in the form of a private parking area, green space, privacy hedge, etc.) is prohibitively expensive, especially for a nonprofit. They typically open right out onto a public sidewalk.

    That puts them in the uncomfortable position of having to ask for restrictions on people's behaviour on public property. And allowing those sorts of restrictions would have implications that I don't think liberals would like very much, given that we've actually historically made much more use of aggressive protest tactics and picket lines.

    "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

    by kyril on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 05:41:12 PM PST

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