NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FAMILY AND LIFE ADVOCATES, DBA NIFLA, ET AL. v. BECERRA, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF CALIFORNIA, ET AL.
Decision was by Justice Thomas for a 5 to 4 majority.
This is not a FINAL decision of this case. Rather, this requires the District Court to grant a preliminary injunction against the challenged California statute. The District Court still must actually try this case and come to a final decision, which will then climb back up the appellate ladder.
The challenged statute requires both licensed and unlicensed “crisis pregnancy centers” to post certain notices. The CPCs challenge this as a violation of their First Amendment rights.
I understand why California enacted the statute, but it clearly crosses a first amendment line and must fall.
California could get around this by posting the desired notices on public right of ways near the entrances to CPCs.