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Protest Zone Decision

Protest Zone Decision

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Protest Zone Decision by Judge William Sessions III on appeal by protesters at Planned Parenthood clinic in Burlington.
Protest Zone Decision by Judge William Sessions III on appeal by protesters at Planned Parenthood clinic in Burlington.

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protesters to engage individuals at normal conversational

distance and expressed concern about their ability to distribute

handbills, those concerns received far less prominence in the

portions of Schenck or Madsen addressing the validity of fixed

buffer zones. For this reason, the fact that the statute in

Hill was framed more narrowly than the Ordinance at issue here

is hardly as significant as Plaintiffs suggest.

On its face, the City’s 35-foot buffer zone is narrowly

tailored. The City’s interests in ensuring public safety and

order, promoting the free flow of traffic, protecting First

Amendment freedoms, and ensuring access to reproductive health

Case 2:12-cv-00214-wks Document 29 Filed 02/19/13 Page 50 of 74

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care services would be less effectively served without the

regulation. Accord McCullen I, 571 F.3d at 178 (citing Ward,

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