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 […]
Here is a link to a Reuters story on the oral argument before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. The Court is considering whether there is a state constitutional right to assisted suicide. In 1997, the US Supreme Court rejected a federal constitutional challenge to laws banning assisted suicide.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Here is a link to the latest issue of Pro Vita, the University Faculty for Life (UFL) newsletter. The Fall 2021 issue includes a touching letter from Mary Lemmons, UFL President, columns from Chris Kaczor and Richard Myers, and information about UFL’s upcoming annual conference, which will be held at Notre Dame on June 10-11, […]
Here is a link to a good post by Teresa Collett addressing “The Religious Question and Abortion.” Collett addresses the line of questioning during the recent oral arguments in the Dobbs case by Justice Sotomayor who suggested that opposition to abortion is necessarily based on religion. I have addressed this issue in this article. Sotomayor’s […]