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35 Creighton L. Rev. 693 (2001-2002)
Scheidler Meets Morrison (At the Entrance to a Health Clinic)

handle is hein.journals/creigh35 and id is 703 raw text is: SCHEIDLER MEETS MORRISON (AT THE
ENTRANCE TO A HEALTH CLINIC)
STEPHAN E. OESTREICHER, JR.t
INTRODUCTION       ..........................................     693
I. Constitutional Background: Two Revolutionary
Commerce Clause Cases ............................        698
A. United States v. Lopez ...........................     699
B. United States v. Morrison .......................      700
II. Statutory Background: Civil RICO ...................      703
A. Confirming the Omniscience of § 1964(c):
Sedima, S.P.R.L. v. Imrex Co ...................       703
B. Extending § 1964(c)'s Reach to Non-Economic
Conduct: National Organization for Women,
Inc. v. Scheidler  .................................   705
III. A Challenge to Civil RICO in the Anti-Abortion
Protest  Context  ................. ...................    707
A. Federal Regulation of Anti-Abortion Protest
Under  Lopez  ....................................     708
B. Federal Regulation of Anti-Abortion Protest
Under  M orrison  .................................    710
IV. What Can Be Done about § 1964(c)? .................        717
A. Congressional Amendment ......................          717
B.  Invalidation  .....................................    720
CON  CLU  SION  .............................................     726
INTRODUCTION
During my childhood, say, roughly [bjetween the end of the
Chatterley ban [aInd the Beatles' first LP, a common re-
sponse to overreaction was don't make a federal case out of
it.
-Philip Frickey1
t Law Clerk to the Honorable Karen LeCraft Henderson, Circuit Judge, United
States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Once again, I owe the largest debt of grati-
tude to Salima Parmar, whose patience never seems to falter. I thank Nancy King for
essential comments on an earlier draft. Also, I would like to make clear at the outset
that the views expressed in this Article are my own and are not to be imputed to the
federal judiciary or any member thereof.
1. Philip P. Frickey, The Fool on the Hill: Congressional Findings, Constitutional
Adjudication, and United States v. Lopez, 46 CAsE W. RES. L. REV. 695 (1996) (quoting
PHILIP LARKIN, Annus Mirabilis, in COLLECTED POEMS 167, 167 (Anthony Thwaite, ed.,
1988) (referring to the year 1963)).

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