National Organization for Women v. Scheidler: RICO A Valuable Tool for Controlling Violent Protest
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:
2, Article 10.
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