Docket No. S031721.

7 Cal.4th 860 (1994)

873 P.2d 1224

30 Cal. Rptr.2d 629

PLANNED PARENTHOOD SHASTA-DIABLO, INC., Plaintiff and Respondent, v. CHRISTINE WILLIAMS et al., Defendants and Appellants.

Supreme Court of California.

May 26, 1994.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


John R. Streett for Defendants and Appellants.

James Joseph Lynch, Jr., Jay Alan Sekulow, Walter M. Weber, Thomas P. Monaghan, Christopher R. Inama and Craig Peter T.S. Cornell as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Appellants.

McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen Maria P. Rivera, Geoffrey L. Robinson, Grant Guerra and Stephen Mostka for Plaintiff and Respondent.

Catherine I. Hanson, Alice P. Mead, Celeste Lacy Davis, Morrison & Foerster, James J. Garrett, Gregory P. Dresser, Elizabeth Bader, Jill Schlictmann, Melanie Wyne and Elizabeth Dahl as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Respondent.



We are confronted in this matter with a collision between competing constitutional interests involving a subject of exceptional public concern. The precise question is whether, in granting and upholding a permanent injunction against anti-abortion protesters, the trial court and Court of Appeal properly balanced the free speech and assembly rights of the protesters, against the health and safety interests of women...

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