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"The modified version of the statute replaced the floating buffer zone with a 35-foot fixed buffer zone."
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Federal District Court Upholds Mass. Clinic Buffer Zone Law
JURIST: District court upholds Massachusetts law mandating abortion protester 'buffer zone', by Joe Shaulis: District Judge Joseph Tauro [official profile] held [PDF text] Friday that a Massachusetts statute [text] establishing a 35-foot buffer zone outside facilities which perform abortions [JURIST...
Antiabortion Activists in Mass. Challenging Expanded Buffer Zone At Abortion Clinics
Boston Globe: Clinic buffer zones face legal challenge: Antiabortion activists have filed a legal challenge against a new state law that expanded the buffer zone keeping protesters away from abortion clinics, saying the 35-foot zone violates their free-speech rights...
Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone
Gov. Patrick this week signed SB1353, An Act Relative to Public Safety, which expands the buffer zone around abortion clinics to 35 feet. The new law, which amends MGL c.266, s.120E1/2, says in part, "No person shall knowingly enter or remain on a public way or sidewalk adjacent to a reproductive health care facility within a radius of thirty-five feet of any portion of an entrance to, exit from, or driveway of a reproductive health care facility, or within the area within a rectangle created by extending the outside boundaries of any entrance to, exit from, or driveway of, a reproductive health care facility in straight lines to the point where such lines intersect the sideline of the street in front of such entrance, exit or driveway...
Abortion clinic buffer law upheld (Boston Globe)
A Massachusetts law that bans protesters from a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinic entrances has been upheld by a federal Appeals Court.
First Circuit rejects constitutional challenge to Massachusetts law creating a protest-free buffer zone around the entrances, exits, and driveways of abortion clinics throughout that State
First Circuit rejects constitutional challenge to Massachusetts law creating a protest-free buffer zone around the entrances, exits, and driveways of abortion clinics throughout that State: You can access today's ruling of the U...
Suit Challenges Massachusetts Law Creating Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones
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Suit was filed in federal district court in Boston on Friday challenging Massachusetts' recently-enacted law (SB 1353) creating a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics. In McCullen v...