Angel Dillard http://kmuw.org en Mediation Set In Kansas Abortion Threat Case http://kmuw.org/post/mediation-set-kansas-abortion-threat-case <p>A federal appeals court has scheduled a mediation conference in the case of a Kansas abortion opponent who sent a letter to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under her car.<br /><br />The Justice Department has appealed an August ruling by U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten that Angel Dillard's letter is constitutionally protected speech. Marten summarily ruled the letter did not constitute a "true threat" under law.<br /> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:27:57 +0000 Associated Press 25779 at http://kmuw.org Justice Department Plans To Appeal Kansas Abortion Threat Case http://kmuw.org/post/justice-department-plans-appeal-kansas-abortion-threat-case <p>The U.S. Justice Department is challenging a ruling that an abortion opponent&#39;s letter saying someone might place an explosive under a Wichita doctor&#39;s car is constitutionally protected speech.<br /><br />The Justice Department&#39;s Civil Rights Division filed a brief notice Thursday, saying it will appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals a federal judge&#39;s summary decision that Angel Dillard&#39;s letter was not a &quot;true threat&quot; under the law.<br /><br />The Justice Department sued Dillard in 2011 under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act.<br /> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:58:36 +0000 Associated Press 24720 at http://kmuw.org Judge Sides With Abortion Opponent In Kansas Case http://kmuw.org/post/judge-sides-abortion-opponent-kansas-case <p>A federal judge has found in favor of a Kansas abortion opponent accused of sending a threatening letter to a Wichita doctor who was training to offer abortion services.<br><br>U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten ruled Thursday that Angel Dillard's letter to Doctor Mila Means in 2011 was not a "true threat."<br><br>The Justice Department had filed the civil lawsuit against Dillard under a law protecting access to abortion services.<br> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:50:04 +0000 Associated Press 22034 at http://kmuw.org