Supreme Court to hear Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges in nearby hospital

By Dave Andrusko The Supreme Court announced this morning that it has agreed to hear Louisiana’s Act 620, the 2014 law that requires abortion clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a local hospital in case of emergencies. The justices will likely hear oral arguments this winter with a decision coming in June …

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Supreme Court Grants Writs of Certiorari, Will Hear Louisiana’s Admitting Privileges Law Case

By Louisiana Right to Life The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral arguments in the case of Louisiana Act 620, the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, which requires abortion physicians to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. In February the Court granted the Shreveport abortion facility’s emergency stay request after the U.S. Court …

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The New York Times versus “A Republic, If You Can Keep It”

By Dave Andrusko A day late (in this case, two) but hopefully not a dollar short. Woulda, coulda, shoulda. On Tuesday, I had every intention to write about Constitution Day which is observed each September 17 to commemorate the signing of our Constitution in 1787. But I had entirely forgotten until my wife emailed me …

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Conference video shows Christine Ford’s lawyer acknowledging abortion was part of Ford’s motivation for attacking Brett Kavanaugh

By Mary Margaret Ohohan, social issues reporter, Daily Caller News Foundation [DCNF] Exclusive video footage of Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation shows her saying that putting “an asterisk next to” Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s name before “he takes a scalpel” to Roe v. Wade was “part of what motivated” Ford …

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Brett Kavanaugh joins Supreme Court after bruising and brutal attack

NRLC congratulates new justice and Senate Republican leadership By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through August 27. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. …

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At long last, Justice Thomas’ enormous influence is beginning to be recognized

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through August 27. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. Imagine for a moment you are Supreme Court …

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Greenhouse celebrates the late Justice Stevens “who helped protect a woman’s right to choose”

By Dave Andrusko Over the decades since Justice Harry Blackmun unleashed the Roe v. Wade pestilence, periodically you will read stories, occasionally the bulk of entire books, which maintain that Blackmun was essentially a dolt whom other justices had to help reach his abortion-on-demand conclusion. One of the earlier “inside the court” books was, “The …

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Abortion at Heart of pro-abortion assault on Brett Kavanaugh

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared on the blog of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation. It is all the more fascinating in the re-telling. I am talking about the unprecedented drama that surrounded the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a Justice on the …

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The retirement of Justice Kennedy, one year ago today

By Dave Andrusko It had long been rumored, but now it became official. One year ago today, following the end of the term, Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court , effective July 31, 2018. Of course we knew what was coming next. Those of us greybeards vividly remembered the successful …

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Justice Ginsburg’s reading of Justice Thomas is tendentious, question-begging, and incoherent

Editor’s note. The following is a Facebook post from Prof. Robert George. The headline is mine. We’ve already posted six stories on the Supreme Court’s ruling on a 2016 Indiana abortion law and will again today. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is irked. She’s irked at her colleague, Justice Clarence Thomas. Why? Because Justice Thomas refers …

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Supreme Court Justice links abortion and eugenics

Editor’s note. We’ve already run multiple posts on the Supreme Court’s handling of a 2016 Indiana law in which the Justices overruled the 7th Circuit and said the part of the law requiring humane disposal of aborted babies was permissible but chose not to address another part of the law which banned eugenic abortions. The …

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Five Takeaways from Tuesday’s Supreme Court decisions on abortion

By Dave Andrusko We posted two stories yesterday explaining just a portion of the Supreme Court’s Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky decision in which the Justices voted to uphold one part of a 2016 Indiana abortion law while laying over for another day the second part. I’d like to revisit in depth …

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