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O'Brien v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
768 F. Supp. 2d 804 (2011)
In 2009, the City of Baltimore (defendant) enacted an ordinance under which all pregnancy-related organizations that did not provide birth-control or abortion services must post a sign in the waiting room indicating that such services were not offered. After the ordinance was enacted, the Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns, Inc. (center) (plaintiff), a Catholic organization that did not offer birth-control or abortion services because of religious beliefs, filed suit against the city. The center argued that the ordinance violated the Free Speech Clause in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Garbis, J.)
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