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Roe V. Wade

  1. the law
    Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Abortion BanAs expected, the conservative-leaning Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked a lower court’s ruling against the law.
  2. abortion
    Mississippi Attorney General Says Abortion Ban Means Women Can Have It AllIt’s a bizarre argument, particularly coming from someone representing the reactionary state of Mississippi.
  3. politics
    Two Disbarred Out-of-State Attorneys Might Blow Up the Texas Abortion LawTaking advantage of Texas’s encouragement of private law suits with bonus money, the random challengers may have just triggered legal review of SB 8.
  4. the law
    What’s Next in the Legal Fight Against Texas’s Extreme Abortion BanA brazenly political court let Texas ban almost all abortions. Politics may be the only thing to stop it.
  5. politics
    Partisanship Put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court. Now She’s Against It.The justice bemoaned perceptions of the Supreme Court following an introduction by Mitch McConnell, who made the confirmation process hyperpartisan.
  6. politics
    Worse Than Texas: The Real Threat to Abortion Comes Next MonthS.B. 8 will eventually be defeated but not the six conservatives on the Supreme Court.
  7. abortion
    How Far Will the Anti-Abortion Movement Go?If the Supreme Court reverses Roe, forget states’ rights and get ready for national or constitutional abortion bans.
  8. politics
    Anti-Abortion Activists Aren’t HypocritesThey don’t so much care about children, born or unborn, as they want to control women’s bodies.
  9. abortion
    Will Abortion Dominate the 2022 Midterms?It’s possible that, given the current and near-future actions of the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion could matter more than ever to pro-choice voters.
  10. abortion
    The Legal Shadowboxing Over the Texas Abortion BanMerrick Garland vowed to protect abortion seekers, and scholars proposed ways to thwart the law. But no “vigilante” suit means no legal action.
  11. abortion
    The Anti-Abortion Movement’s Investment in the Republican Party Is Paying OffDonald Trump was the first president to keep his promises to them, and now the big moment of rolling back abortion rights may be near.
  12. explainer
    The Supreme Court’s Radical Texas Abortion Law Ruling & What Comes NextA guide to the Texas abortion ban’s “vigilante” enforcement system, the Supreme Court’s shocking response, and the coming flood of legal battles.
  13. politics
    Texas Just Got Away With Banning Abortion. Will Anyone Stop Them?Republicans crafted a clever, terrifying law to gut Roe v. Wade.
  14. abortion
    Anti-Abortion Movement Lets the Mask Slip in Plea to Supreme CourtIt may be time for those who really want to ban all abortions to stop pretending they’re just worried about late-term instances or clinic regulations.
  15. abortion
    New Texas Abortion Law Enlists Activists to Harass Providers in CourtIn a twist on other pre-viability abortion bans, Texas leaves enforcement to any schmo with evidence of an “illegal” procedure.
  16. reproductive rights
    Imagining a Post-Roe AmericaThe Supreme Court now has an opportunity to gut its 1973 abortion ruling. A savage landscape of inequality and culture war awaits.
  17. u.s. supreme court
    Is Roe v. Wade Now Doomed?We’ve been here before, when the Supreme Court surprised everyone in 1992 by upholding the right to choose. But this new challenge doesn’t look good.
  18. politics
    Supreme Court to Hear Case That Threatens Roe v. WadeThe Court will review Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, giving the new 6-3 conservative majority its first chance to gut abortion rights.
  19. supreme court
    Justice Barrett Gets Big Book Deal to Tell Readers What They Don’t Want to HearThe justice’s book will explain that personal feelings don’t matter to judges. Her assumed personal feelings on abortion are why she’s on the Court.
  20. politics
    Why Is the Supreme Court Hesitating on Abortion?With a solidly conservative bloc on the bench, a decision on whether to hear a big case is all the more mysterious.
  21. power
    Arkansas Just Passed a Near-Total Ban on AbortionThe law — which is blatantly unconstitutional — would make it a felony to perform an abortion. There is no exception for rape or incest.
  22. abortion
    Can Biden and Democrats Protect Abortion Rights From Trump’s Judges?The worst was averted when Trump lost and Democrats won control of the Senate. But an anti-abortion majority on the Supreme Court could strike soon.
  23. vision 2020
    Pence Won’t Own Up to His Anti-Abortion CrusadeIf we know nothing else about the vice-president, it’s that he is devoted to the most extreme position on abortion policy available.
  24. supreme court
    How a New Conservative Justice Could Affect the Supreme CourtA conservative Court would move to the right even more than arithmetic suggests on key issues like abortion as Roberts abandons his balancing role.
  25. supreme court
    Trump Adds Cotton, Cruz, and Hawley to His Supreme Court Prospect ListIf you think a Justice Kavanaugh is bad, consider Justice Cotton, Justice Cruz, or Justice Hawley.
  26. supreme court
    Supreme Court Rejects Louisiana Abortion RestrictionsIn the end, Chief Justice Roberts couldn’t go along with a quick reversal of a recent precedent.
  27. abortion
    Is the Constitutional Right to Choose Abortion Doomed?Any day now, the Court will announce a decision on a Louisiana law designed to shut down abortion clinics. John Roberts holds the swing vote.
  28. abortion
    Kavanaugh Sends a Strong Signal on How He’ll Approach Abortion RightsIn a decision on an entirely different subject, Kavanaugh laid out a test for overturning Supreme Court precedents — like the right to an abortion.
  29. the judiciary
    Anti-Abortion Activist Is Trump’s Latest Unqualified Judicial NomineeThe administration and its allies are becoming more and more blatant about placing ideologues in lifetime positions on the bench.
  30. abortion
    Here We Go: Supreme Court Accepts First Big Post-Kavanaugh Abortion CaseThe Court could begin the long march back to a pre–Roe v. Wade era by validating laws designed to shut down abortion providers.
  31. vision 2020
    Why Didn’t Reproductive Rights Come Up in the Latest Democratic Debate?Candidates shouldn’t depend on debate moderators to display their sense of urgency about reproductive rights.
  32. supreme court
    Supreme Court Vacancy in 2020 Would Change EverythingRuth Bader Ginsburg’s latest cancer scare offers a reminder of how vulnerable the Supreme Court is to a radical conservative revolution.
  33. supreme court
    John Paul Stevens and the Legacy of Liberal Republican JudgesStevens’s long career on the Court as the Republican-appointed leader of its liberal wing remains a cautionary tale for conservatives.
  34. supreme court
    Supreme Court to Hear DACA Cases Next TermBut the Court chose not to review an Alabama ban on the procedure used in most second-term abortions, with Thomas calling for reversal of precedents.
  35. supreme court
    Another SCOTUS Precedent Falls. Could Roe Be Next?For the second time this term, the court’s conservative majority has reversed a major Supreme Court precedent. Could Roe v. Wade be far behind?
  36. abortion
    Democrats Play Key Role in Louisiana Abortion BanWhat is unique about Louisiana’s “heartbeat” bill is that a Democratic legislator wrote it and a Democratic governor will sign it.
  37. abortion
    Harris Proposes Making States Clear Abortion Laws With the Justice DepartmentBorrowing a page from the Voting Rights Act, the California senator goes on the offensive against state attacks on reproductive rights.
  38. supreme court
    Supreme Court Passes Up Chance to Send Signals in Review of Indiana Abortion LawIn validating fetal-remains requirements and letting a lower court’s decision striking down abortion-intent provisions stand, SCOTUS kept its counsel.
  39. kavanaugh watch
    Is Justice Kavanaugh As Bad As Democrats Feared?Conservatives’ salvation? Cautious operator? Here’s what we’ve learned so far about the impact Kavanaugh will have on the law, and Americans’ lives.
  40. abortion
    A Post-Roe America Would Be a Never-Ending NightmareIf abortion policy is set by state legislatures or Congress, we will see political warfare as never before, with women’s rights perpetually in peril.
  41. reproductive rights
    The Legal Fight Over Alabama’s Abortion Law BeginsOther, less drastic abortion laws are more likely to provide Supreme Court conservatives with the pretext to begin unraveling reproductive rights.
  42. abortion
    Do Democrats Have the Right Message on Abortion?Intelligencer staffers discuss the party’s reaction to a raft of stringent new laws.
  43. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Elizabeth Warren Just Transformed the Abortion DebateThe war over a woman’s right to choose has been raging for a half century. The solution lies in politics, not Supreme Court decisions.
  44. roe v. wade
    The GOP’s Assault on Abortion Rights Is Tyranny of the MinorityMost GOP voters want Roe v. Wade upheld. And banning abortion in all circumstances is opposed by a majority of voters in every U.S. state.
  45. scotus
    As Abortion Cases Loom, Breyer Warns Supreme Court May Overturn Major PrecedentWith a Roe v. Wade challenge easily available in the smorgasbord of state abortion restrictions, Breyer raised fears about conservatives’ next move.
  46. abortion
    A Decision in Kansas May Show How Abortion Rights Could Outlive Roe v. WadeThe Kansas Supreme Court’s decision may lead other states to establish abortion rights that could survive a reversal of Roe v. Wade.
  47. abortion
    Texas Bill Would Make Abortion Punishable by the Death PenaltyThe logic of the Right-to-Life cause has always led to the direction of treating reproductive rights as homicide.
  48. politics
    Trump’s Nominee for Deputy AG Won’t Say Brown v. Board Was Rightly DecidedThe prospective number-two DOJ official, which enforces civil rights laws, wouldn’t endorse the most important Supreme Court civil rights decision.
  49. reproductive rights
    ‘Insurrection’ Against Abortion Rights Is Growing Within the Federal JudiciaryIf and when the Supreme Court decides to unravel Roe v. Wade, lower federal courts and GOP state legislatures will supply the tools.
  50. judicial appointments
    Trump Aide, Thomas Protégé Confirmed for Top Circuit CourtNeomi Rao, with an assist from Clarence Thomas, satisfied conservatives on abortion policy, and could be a candidate for a Supreme Court opening.
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