"We find that the ex parte TRO was issued in violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and Rule 65 of the Wyoming Rules of Civil Procedure and reverse." -- Wyoming Supreme Court, April Term, A.D. 2012, Operation Save America Appellant (Defendant), v. The City of Jackson Appellee (Plaintiff)
Wyoming Supreme Court: Ban on Abortion Protest Unconstitutional!
Contact: Pastor Rusty Lee Thomas, 254-715-3134; Pastor Mark Holick, 316-305-1229
CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 10, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- As Operation Save America begins its "States of Refuge" campaign (Statesofrefuge.org) we were greeted with some miraculous news from the Supreme Court of the state of Wyoming today. It ruled that a lower court order prohibiting gentle Christians from displaying graphic signs of "aborted" and "living" babies at the Jackson town square last year was unconstitutional.
In a 3-2 decision released Tuesday, April 10, 2012, the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by District Judge Tom Day violated the First Amendment rights of members of Operation Save America. On page 27 of the 43 page decision the court said, "OSA's speech is protected public issue speech, and based on these precedents, any restriction on that speech must be carefully scrutinized. We find that this level of protection must likewise be extended to the graphic photographs OSA chooses to use in its demonstrations."
Pastors Mark Holick and Chet Gallagher were arrested by Jackson police last May for a violating the TRO. "All praise to our Lord Jesus for this victory for OSA, for Christians, for Americans, for life, and for the Kingdom of our Lord." -- Pastor Mark E. Holick (316) 305-1229.
Pastor Rusty Thomas, Assistant Director of OSA said, "When the case was argued before the Supreme Court, we prayed to God for two blessings. First, that the court would rule favorably and strike a blow against tyranny to preserve our liberties. Second, that the ruling would come before we went back to Jackson, Wyoming to further the "States of Refuge" campaign. We are pleased to report that our Lord graciously answered both these prayers."