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  •  As I said elsewhere, (1+ / 0-)
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    A more obvious solution (and one that may be the outcome) is saying that you can have a buffer zone of a few feet -- close enough so that the protesters can be heard, but enough distance to lessen the ability to get physical or block the entrance.

    The 35 foot buffer zone looks like government is trying to prevent the protesters from being heard by women outside the clinic.  That's not permissible under the First Amendment. Government can't say, "We're going to pass a law making it more difficult for a particular message to be heard."  

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