Sunday, April 01, 2012

Important legal victory for Bill Whatcott

I tell you, Bill Whatcott will go down in pro-life history as an important figure, like him or hate him.

Judge upholds anti-gay protester’s right to hand out pamphlets at U of C

[Judge]Bascom had concluded in his decision that “preventing the peaceful distribution of leaflets that an individual attendee finds offensive does not relate to an objective that is pressing and substantial.”

“It is therefore not of sufficient importance to override a constitutionally protected right,” said Bascom, adding he found that banning Whatcott was arbitrary and unfair.

Bascom had determined the means used by campus security halted Whatcott’s distribution of the flyers and violated his right of free expression.