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Paulsen on the Dobbs Draft

Here is an excellent piece by Michael Stokes Paulsen on the Dobbs draft. Here us his conclusion: “the Dobbs draft deserves three cheers — even if the cheering must remain tentative. The decision, if it turns out to resemble the draft, will join the pantheon of greatest Supreme Court decisions of all time.”

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Draft Opinion Overruling Roe and Casey

Here is link to the Politico report. The report includes a draft opinion overruling Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The draft opinion was purportedly written by Justice Alito and allegedly reflects the views of five Justices (Alito, Thomas, Kavanaugh, Gorsuch, and Barrett). The opinion is, of course, not final and opinions and […]

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Good Essay by Michael Paulsen On the Essential Pro-Life Argument

Here is a link to a powerful essay in Public Discourse by Michael Stokes Paulsen on the fundamental pro-life argument. As Paulsen states: “it is important to keep one’s eye on the ball: the singular focus of the pro-life position should be on the unique, vulnerable, precious, living human being in the womb who is […]

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Texas Supreme Court Decision in Heartbeat Case

Here is a short article by Ed Whelan reporting on a decision by the Texas Supreme Court. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit had asked the Texas Supreme Court to decide whether the Texas Heartbeat law could be enforced by Texas licensing officials. The Texas Supreme Court said no–and that decision […]

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Supreme Court Allows Kentucky AG to Intervene to Defend Pro-Life Law

Here is a link to a Scotusblog report on the Court’s decision in Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center, P.S.C. On March 3, 2022, the Court reversed a Sixth Circuit decision that had refused to allow Daniel Cameron, the Attorney General of Kentucky, to intervene in a suit involving the constitutionality of a Kentucky statute […]

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6th Circuit Allows Tennessee’s Ban on Down Syndrome Abortions to go into Effect

Here is an AP story on the Sixth Circuit’s oder allowing Tennessee’s ban on Down syndrome abortions to go into effect. The court is apparently allowing the statute to go into effect pending the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs case.

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49th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade on January 22, 2022

This Saturday is the 49th anniversary of the Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade. Perhaps this will be the last year when Roe (1973)and Casey (1992) protect a nearly unlimited right to abortion. Here is a link to my article entitled “Re-Reading Roe v. Wade,” which was presented at Washington & Lee Law School at a […]

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Fifth Circuit Sends Heartbeat Case to Texas Supreme Court

Here is a link to the Fifth Circuit’s order. The divided panel sent the Texas Heartbeat case to the Texas Supreme Court. This order was issued after the case was remanded to the 5th Circuit by the US Supreme Court. The US Supreme Court, which refused a request to enjoin the law pending the challenges […]

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Alexandra DeSanctis on the new New Jersey Law on Abortion

Here is a good article by Alexandra DeSanctis on the new New Jersey law protecting access to abortion. The article makes it clear that if the Supreme Court overrules Roe and Casey the battle over abortion will switch to the states. And states such as New Jersey have moved to aggressively protect access to abortion. […]

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Texas Heartbeat Case Argued Before the Fifth Circuit

Here is a link to a story in Bloomberg about the latest developments in the Texas Hearbeat case. The US Supreme Court, which refused a request to enjoin the law pending the challenges to the constitutionality of the statute, suggested that Texas licensing authorities might be proper defendants in the suits challenging the constitutionality of […]