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“The Magnificence of Dobbs”

Here is a link to an excellent essay in Public Discourse by Michael Stokes Paulsen on the Dobbs decision Paulsen states: “Dobbs may be the most important, magnificent, rightly decided Supreme Court case of all time. It is restorative of constitutional principle. It upholds the values of representative, democratic self-government, and the rule of law, […]

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Roe and Casey Overruled!!!

In a tremendous victory for the pro-life movement, the Court overruled Roe and Casey. Here is a link to the Dobbs opinion.  Here is a link to a LifeNews story.

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Abortion Constitutionality

Iowa Supreme Court Says There is No Fundamental Right to Abortion

Here is a link to a story from the National Right to Life News about today’s decision from the Iowa Supreme Court. In a 2018 case, the Iowa Supreme Court found a fundamental right to an abortion in its state constitution. The Court has saw overruled that decision. If the US Supreme Court overrules Roe […]

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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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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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Abortion Constitutionality

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 […]