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Justices Say RICO Doesn't Fit Abortion Protesters

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Justices Say RICO Doesn't Fit Abortion Protesters

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Justices Say RICO Doesn't Fit Abortion Protesters

Justices Say RICO Doesn't Fit Abortion Protesters

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The Supreme Court rules that a federal racketeering law cannot be used to punish aggressive anti-abortion protesters. Writing for the majority, Chief Justice William Rehnquist says the law normally used against organized crime isn't applicable because protesters receive no property. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.