February 19, 1997

No Bubble Zone signToday in League HistoryFebruary 19, 1997—League director Joe Scheidler fields calls from multiple media outlets looking for comments on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Schenck v. Pro-Choice Network of Western New York. The high court upheld fixed buffer zones at abortuaries, but rejected a “floating” bubble zone as a violation of free speech. But three years later the Court would uphold an 8-foot floating bubble zone in Hill v. Colorado, laying the groundwork for Chicago’s 2009 bubble zone ordinance.

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