No. 93-880.

512 U.S. 753 (1994)


United States Supreme Court.

Decided June 30, 1994.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mathew D. Staver argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the briefs were Jeffery T. Kipi and Christopher J. Weiss.

Talbot D'Alemberte argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief was Susan England.

Solicitor General Days argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae urging affirmance. With him on the brief were Assistant Attorney General Hunger, Deputy Solicitor General Bender, Beth S. Brinkmann, Anthony J. Steinmeyer, and Jonathan R. Siegel.*

Rehnquist, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Blackmun, O'Connor, Souter, and Ginsburg, JJ., joined, and in which Stevens, J., joined as to Parts I, II, III—E, and IV. Souter, J., filed a concurring opinion, p. 776. Stevens, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, p. 777. Scalia, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment in part and dissenting in part, in which Kennedy and Thomas, JJ., joined, p. 784.

Chief Justice Rehnquist delivered the opinion of the Court.

Petitioners challenge the constitutionality of an injunction entered by a Florida state court which prohibits antiabortion protesters from demonstrating in certain places and in various ways outside of a health clinic that performs abortions. We hold that the establishment of a 36-foot buffer zone on a public street from which demonstrators are excluded passes muster...

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