High court voids 35-foot abortion clinic buffer
Jun 26, 11:01 AM (ET)
By MARK SHERMAN
WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts.


The justices were unanimous in ruling that extending a buffer zone 35 feet from clinic entrances violates the First Amendment rights of protesters.


Chief Justice John Roberts said authorities have less intrusive ways to deal with problems outside the clinics.


While the court was unanimous in the outcome, Roberts joined with the four liberal justices to strike down the buffer zone on narrow grounds.
The outcome was, again, unanimous! The grounds for their individual votes were not. The ruling, evidently, is that MA went too far and thus trampled Pro-Life people's rights of free speech. To be frank, I am surprised both at the outcome of this case and its unanimity.