Each calendar year, the Queen’s Bench luncheons and events focus on a different theme. During 2020, we will explore difficult legal decisions. Everyone is welcome – you need not be a member to attend our events.
August 11, 2020
Against the backdrop of a rash of violence against abortion providers in the early 1990s, Portland-based American Coalition of Life Activists published a “Deadly Dozen” poster featuring 13 abortion providers and their home addresses, declaring they were “GUILTY OF CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.” Was the “Deadly Dozen” poster protected First Amendment speech, or a “true threat”? Senior U.S.D.C. Judge Robert Jones (judge on the case), U.S.D.C. Michael H. Simon (then-amicus counsel for ACLU Foundation of Oregon), and Carol J. Bernick (then counsel for Planned Parenthood; now Of Counsel, Davis Wright Tremaine) will discuss Planned Parenthood, et al. v. American Coalition of Life Activists.
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