Map of FACE Act cases

May 2022

Cartogram (map chart) depicting cases filed by the U.S. Justice Department under the FACE Act


I worked with reporter Laura Morel to simplify classification of Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE) Act cases.1 I generated the cartogram using d3.js, then designed and produced the chart elements in Adobe Illustrator.


  1. The FACE Act is a U.S. law prohibiting the use or threat of physical force and/or destruction of places like clinics and places of worship. From the story: “Violators can be banned from standing near clinic entrances, they can be ordered to pay damages and civil penalties, or they can face up to 10 years in prison if someone is hurt.”