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2005-2006 Supreme Court Term
   Petitions Filed
 
Freedom of Expression-Related
 
  Review Granted
  Carey v. Musladin
  At a murder trial in which the central question is whether the defendant acted in self-defense, are a defendant’s constitutional rights violated under Estelle v. Williams (1976) when spectators are permitted to wear buttons depicting the "victim"?
  Operation Rescue v. NOW, et al.
  Re protests at abortion clinics, whether the federal Hobbs Act (18 U.S.C. 1951) criminalizes only extortion and robbery, or whether it also sweeps more broadly and bans acts of violence or threats of violence that obstruct interstate commerce, whether or not those acts or threats involve extortion or robbery.
  Scheidler, et al., v. National Organization for Women, et al
  Whether the federal Hobbs Act (18 U.S.C. 1951) criminalizes only extortion and robbery, or whether it also sweeps more broadly and bans acts of violence or threats of violence that obstruct interstate commerce, whether or not those acts or threats involve extortion or robbery.
 Petitions for Review (pending cases)
  Office of Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell v. Bastien
  Whether alleged discrimination against a Senate aide is immunized from suit by the Speech and Debate Clause
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