Denver Episcopal church St. John’s in the Wilderness sued a group of anti-abortion protesters after their demonstration featured graphic images that it said disrupted services and disturbed young children. The case was brought to the United States Supreme Court, which denied taking it, effectively upholding the state’s ruling to block the protesters from waving the posters. Lawyers for the protesters claim this is counter to the court’s precedent of upholding a right to present offensive or obnoxious speech in public. The protesters waved posters with photos of aborted fetuses at the church and interrupted an Easter procession.
In free-speech case, SCOTUS lets state’s decision stand.