Sadly, I'm afraid you're right (perhaps the first time I've found myself agreeing with you.) --C. G. Estabrook
On Fri, 4 Aug 2000, Nathan Newman wrote:
> When someone sues all these groups under RICO, we will be able to
> thank NOW for having established the precedent that non-economic
> motives still qualifies a group as engaging in "racketeering
> activities." Essentially, the NOW attack on anti-choice activists
> revived conspiracy as a legal attack on civil disobediance and
> established the bankrupting of political opponents through RICO suits
> as a new tool.
> It is a sad fact that for the last decade, almost all the bad Supreme
> Court precedents rolling back First Amendment Rights have had either
> NOW or Planned Parenthood in the plaintiff position, with often
> liberal judges reversing old labor and civil rights precendents in
> order to silence anti-abortion activists...