Expanded Buffer Zone Flow Chart Analysis

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Scenario E Charles’s Analysis State action? Yes, the state of Massachusetts is addressing the ongoing clashing harassment issues between demonstrators and patients and employees outside of abortion clinics. Targeting expression? Specifically, people knowingly interfering with patients and employees trying to enter and exit abortion clinics. Is this a TPM? Yes, Expression, whether oral or written or symbolized by conduct, is subject to reasonable time place, or manner restriction. Is it content-neutral TPM? Yes, the harrassments from demonstrators to patients and employees of a sidewalk is satisfied under content - neutral. Is there substantial gov't interest? Yes, the government maintains substantial interest in public safety. In doing so, efforts have
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Unformatted text preview: been made to expand the current buffer zones to help lessen the disruption of patient and employees. Is the law narrowly tailored? Yes, the government states “It’s a crime to knowingly stand on a public way or sidewalk” within 35 feet of an entrance or driveway to such clinics. Its new law expanded current 11-foot buffer zones to 35-foot buffer zones. Alternate channel of speech? Scenario E Yes, the current buffer zones were expanded so they’re just further away so demonstrators can voice their opinions if they still choose to do so. Ruling: The newly implemented buffer law is not in violation of the First Amendment, therefore I would I would uphold this ruling....
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