This Note will examine the recent decision of the United States Supreme Court in National Organization for Women v. Scheidler that allows courts to apply RICO to non-economic enterprises. This Note will first discuss the problems that arise from protest, as well as a brief historical background of the RICO statute. It will further analyze the legal reasoning behind the Supreme Court's decision to apply RICO to anti-abortion protesters, and explore the possible First Amendment implications of such a decision.
"National Organization for Women v. Scheidler: RICO A Valuable Tool for Controlling Violent Protest,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 28
, Article 10.
Available at: http://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/akronlawreview/vol28/iss2/10