It seems that the justice system cannot decide where to try Linda. The original charge of entering the prohibited zone is a civil charge, but the case has been tried in a criminal court, something that the judge is questioning. It seems to be all a play for time, in order not to look at the fact that the original injunction of the bubble zone was a temporary injunction set down in 1994. I think they keep playing cat and mouse with this one, because they don't want to admit that the injunction is an infringement of civil rights. Let's just keep those pro-life protestors scared of getting a little too close to the abortion clinics. And keeping Linda in jail for all this time certainly works at scaring the rest of them off.
Meanwhile, a letter from Linda reveals some of her daily routine. The jail had a lock-down recently and, restricted to her cell, what did Linda do but read the book of Jeremiah. And the most recent letter begins with a quote from Solzhenitsyn in his book The Gulag Archipelago:
In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface we are implanting it, and it will rise a thousandfold in the future ... we are ripping the foundations from beneath new generations.
How fitting that she is reading the words of a Russian dissident who believed he had a warning to issue to the western world, learned in the atheistic abyss of Soviet Russia.