Mississippi attorney general to SCOTUS: Get rid of Roe, Casey, let the people decide

By Lisa Bourne  Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed a reply brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the Dobbs case Wednesday, emphasizing the need to overturn Roe v. Wade and its companion Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Fitch also argued in the brief that abortion policymaking is “for the people to decide.” “Finally forced to defend …

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Why Roe deserves to fall

 By Dave Andrusko The Biden-Harris administration made its opposition official today. In a 39 page amicus the justice department rejected the position of the state of Mississippi that the Supreme Court uphold the state’s 2018  “Gestational Age Act.” “Under principle of stare decisis–and because Roe and Casey were and remain correct–the court should again “reaffirm …

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Two law professors’ amicus brilliantly explains why Roe must go

By Dave Andrusko We pick up today where we left off last week in our series of overviews of important amicus briefs filed in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which the Supreme Court will hear this fall. We began this series on July 22, and it continues to be well received. …

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A historian’s brief in the Supreme Court case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization dispels the myths of abortion history

By Dave Andrusko Today, we continue to examine amicus briefs filed in the important case of  Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which the Supreme Court will hear this fall. We began this series on July 22 and it has been well received. As you no doubt already know, the justices will hear the state …

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24 attorneys general tell the Supreme Court “Roe and Casey should be overruled”

By Dave Andrusko A coalition of 24 state attorneys general, led by Texas attorney general Ken Paxton, encouraged the Supreme Court in an amicus brief filed last week to use Mississippi’s Gestation Age Act to overturn Roe v. Wade, arguing that “[t]he Constitution does not include a right to abortion, and there is no history …

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Roe v. Wade: a lousy decision that ought to be overturned

By Dave Andrusko Tomorrow we’ll return to analyzing briefs submitted to the Supreme Court in support of Mississippi’s Gestation Age Act which, with some exceptions, prohibits abortions after the 15th week. Included over the last eight days was an examination of the joint brief filed by National Right to Life and Louisiana Right to Life.  …

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Roe v. Wade, the triumph of packaging and managed hysteria over reasoned discourse

By Dave Andrusko  Editor’s note. This appeared a year ago in NRL News Today and was well received. I hope you like it. “Trying to plan for the future without knowing the past is like trying to plant cut flowers.” — Historian Daniel Boorstin “A nineteenth-century German historian wrote that every moment of history is equally present …

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A look back at the briefs filed on behalf of Mississippi’s pro-life Gestational Age Act strongly support the conclusions Roe should be overturned

By Dave Andrusko All last week, NRL News Today reviewed amicus briefs filed with the Supreme Court, including its own, supporting Mississippi’s pro-life Gestational Age Act which the Supreme Court will hear this fall. With a few exceptions, the law forbids abortions performed after the 15th week. National Right to Life supports a wide variety of amicus briefs—including the one from over …

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