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in an 8-1 decision, the justices reversed a decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld a nationwide injunction against anti-abortion organizations for engaging in a “pattern of racketeering activity,” in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and in acts of extortion, in violation of the Hobbs Act, by conspiring to shut down abortion clinics. Scheidler v. National Organization for Women Inc., No. 01-1118. The court held that there were no acts of extortion under the Hobbs Act and there were no predicate acts to support the RICO violation. Rehnquist’s opinion was joined by O’Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg and Breyer. Stevens dissented.

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