Could Abortion Buffer Decision Affect Illinois’ 100-Foot No Electioneering Law?

Some signs are outside the Fire House in Fox River Grove.

Campaign signs have to be at least 100 feet from the polling place door, in this case the Fire Station in Fox River Grove.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled┬áthat Massachusetts’ law prohibiting Pro-Lifers from getting closer than 35 feet from the door of an abortion clinic was an unconstitutional infringement on Free Speech.

Previously, it approved an 8-foot separation in Colorado.

Illinois election law requires a 100 foot buffer zone between campaigners and the door of polling places.

I am aware of no case challenging the 100-foot boundary.


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Could Abortion Buffer Decision Affect Illinois’ 100-Foot No Electioneering Law? — 5 Comments

  1. I notice that McHenry judges set up the “no electioneering past this point” signs much farther than 100 feet.

    I’m hoping the Clerk’s office will provide additional training on this matter for judges in the future.

  2. “I am aware of no case challenging the 100-foot boundary.”

    What’s the point of this post then?

    Seems to be attempting to look for a problem/concern where there isn’t one….

  3. The logic for a shorter distance from the polling place seems to be the same as for the sidewalk counselors.

  4. I could see them differentiating between polling places and abortion clinics though.

    One is vital for the government to function and one is mostly optional.

  5. I hope someone sues the Supreme Court for their buffer zone which takes away free speech.

    Also how can activists be kicked out in congressional hearings like Code Pink (yes I am a proud antiwar liberal).

    We send men to war and don’t support them when they come back.

    Shame on us.

    Also how can representatives bar people from their town halls?

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