By Dave Andrusko It’s official. Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer will retire at the end of the current term—June or July—assuming his successor “has been nominated and confirmed,” Mr. Breyer wrote in the letter to the President that formally announced his retirement. President Biden said he would announce a successor by the end of February. …Continue reading "Justice Breyer officially announces his retirement"
By Dave Andrusko It is not official, but President Biden is expected to announce the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer by the end of the week. The 83-year-old Breyer, who will retire from the court at the end of the 2021-2022 term, was under intense pressure to step down lest Republicans assume control …Continue reading "Pro-abortion Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire at end of term"
By Dave Andrusko In a one-sentence order (but including fiery dissents), the Supreme Court on Thursday declined to send Texas’ Heartbeat Law back to U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman in Austin. Pitman had briefly blocked S.B.8. in October but his order was put on hold by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The effect of …Continue reading "Supreme Court denies abortion providers’ request to re-route Texas Heartbeat Law to Judge Pitman who blocked state’s six-week ban"
By Dave Andrusko It’s important to remember that when thinking about Mississippi’s “Gestational Age Act” that while observing “precedent” (stare decisis) ordinarily is important, the Supreme Court has reversed itself when it has made egregious errors. Welcome to “Precedents Are No Obstacle to Overturning Roe v. Wade,“ an op-ed by Robert P. George and Christopher …Continue reading "Why “precedent” is no obstacle to overturning Roe v. Wade"
WASHINGTON – On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision about Texas SB 8, also known as “The Heartbeat Act.” The Texas law is designed to protect unborn children whose hearts have begun to beat, usually at about 6 weeks of pregnancy. The Texas law is unique in that enforcement of the law is …Continue reading "U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision on SB 8: Law is Not Enjoined, but a Few Texas State Officials That Have Limited Enforcement Authority Under SB 8 Can be Sued in Federal Court to Enjoin Their Enforcement of SB 8"
By Dave Andrusko Near the beginning of last week’s fascinating oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Mississippi Solicitor General Scott Stewart, in responding to a question from Justice Brett Kavanaugh, outlined a core argument why his state’s law protecting unborn babies after 15 weeks is constitutionally sound: JUSTICE KAVANAUGH: And as I understand …Continue reading "Solicitor General Stewart’s eloquent case for why the Constitution is neutral on abortion"
By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie Does Justice Sonia Sotomayor even read the briefs in cases before the Supreme Court? I ask because the cases don’t come any bigger than Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which addresses Mississippi’s limit on abortion after 15 weeks. The Court is being asked to overturn the 1973 decision in …Continue reading "Does Justice Sonia Sotomayor even read the briefs?"
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Mississippi law protects unborn babies after the 15th week By Dave Andrusko If you go to Empower Women, Protect Life, among the many sterling defenses of the Mississippi Gestational Age Act is, not surprisingly given by Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch. In one of her chats–just 1 minute, 19 seconds long– she does an outstanding job …Continue reading "Eight days and counting until Supreme Court hears Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization"
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Mississippi law protects unborn babies after 15th week By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. The Supreme Court this morning released its first list of formal opinions of its 2021-22 term (there was only one) and it did not include Texas’ Heartbeat Law. That means there will be no decision on S.B. 8. prior to December 1, when the …Continue reading "Nine days and counting until Supreme Court hears Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization"
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