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Lost U.S. Courts of Appeals

Bruni v. City of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh created censorship zones on the public sidewalk outside just two facilities in the entire metropolitan area—Pittsburgh’s two abortion facilities

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Summary

A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, censorship-zone law, similar to a Massachusetts law the U.S. Supreme Court struck down in 2014, prohibits speech and advocacy—including prayer—in painted zones outside medical facility entrances. The city chose to paint and enforce such censorship zones on the public sidewalk outside only two facilities in the entire metropolitan area—Pittsburgh’s two abortion facilities—targeting face-to-face conversations by pro-life sidewalk counselors.

 

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Case Documents

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Title
Date
U.S. Supreme Court
11/3/2020
U.S. Supreme Court
4/29/2020
U.S. Supreme Court
3/26/2020
Appellate Court
10/18/2019
Appellate Court
4/13/2018
Trial Court
1/11/2018
Appellate Court
6/1/2016
Appellate Court
7/27/2015
Appellate Court
5/26/2015
Trial Court
3/26/2015
Trial Court
3/6/2015
Trial Court
9/4/2014

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John Bursch
John Bursch
Senior Counsel, Vice President of Appellate Advocacy
John Bursch is senior counsel and vice president of appellate advocacy with Alliance Defending Freedom.
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Kevin Theriot
Kevin Theriot
Senior Counsel
Kevin Theriot serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom