Suzanne Wentzel


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.