Here is a link to a Scotusblog report on yesterday’s argument in Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center. The Kentucky statute bans dismemberment abortions but the Supreme Court arguments were focused on a narrow, albeit important procedural issue. The issue before the Court is–“Whether a state attorney general vested with the power to defend state law should be permitted to intervene after a federal court of appeals invalidates a state statute when no other state actor will defend the law.”
Most observers think that the Court will allow intervention. This is important because such a ruling will help to ensure that pro-life laws passed by a state legislature will be vigorously defended in court, even when the law is not supported by the state’s governor.