Catholic Law Professor and Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, Mark Rienzi’s, work on free speech and religious liberty cases was referenced in an article published in National Review on Friday, January 29. The article reflects on the March for Life—what it represents for people of faith and the effect of it having gone virtual this year—held annually in Washington. The article also looks back on the recent history of legislation surrounding the topic of abortion as well as Rienzi’s work on the McCullen v. Coakley case. Rienzi argued the case at the Supreme Court and won a 9-0 victory in which the Court held that Massachusetts had violated the First Amendment by creating “buffer zones” that outlawed peaceful speech on public sidewalks around abortion clinics.
Date: January 29, 2021
By: Kathryn Jean Lopez
The Year the March for Life Went Virtual-Both Strange and Oddly Hopeful
I remember being at the Supreme Court for an abortion-clinic buffer-zone case that Mark Rienzi from the Becket Fund and Catholic University argued. Eleanor McCullen was the lead plaintiff, she’s a grandmother who had dedicated years to being a sign of hope to women who do not want to have an abortion.
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