blue_smokey_mtns_for_ksjd_web_header.jpg
Ideas. Stories. Community.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
KSJD's 90.5fm and 91.1fm signals are experiencing audio dropouts during high winds. We hope to have the problem fixed soon.

RICO Law Use in Abortion Protests Under Review

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a case testing whether medical clinics that offer abortions may use a federal anti-racketeering law to collect damages from protesters who use threats and violence to obstruct access to the clinics. The high court has upheld the use of the so-called RICO law well beyond its original intent to combat organized crime. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.

Copyright 2002 NPR