Kentucky AG Cameron Can Defend Kentucky’s Pro-Life Law

WASHINGTON — Today, in an 8-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron can defend a pro-life law when another state official refused to do so. The law at issue in the case, Kentucky’s H.B. 454, “The 2018 Human Rights of the Child …

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Supreme Court Rules Attorney General Cameron should be allowed to defend Kentucky Pro-Life Law 

By Dave Andrusko The Supreme Court this morning agreed with Kentucky’s Attorney General that he should be allowed to defend “The 2018 Human Rights of the Child Act”. Kentucky’s H.B. 454 prohibits live dismemberment abortions that “will result in the bodily dismemberment, crushing, or human vivisection of the unborn child” when the unborn child is …

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National Right to Life on President Biden’s Nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announced his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Stephen Breyer.  Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is currently a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. As a private practice attorney, Judge Jackson once represented a number of pro-abortion advocacy groups, including NARAL Pro-Choice America.  …

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AG Fitch optimistic about fate of Mississippi’s “Gestational Age Act”

By Dave Andrusko We’ve reposted a number of items from Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch. For example, here; here; and here. She has brilliantly defended Mississippi’s “Gestational Age Act”– Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—which extends legal protection to unborn children after 15 weeks. “These cases are complex and difficult but also fundamental to a functioning  …

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Justice Breyer officially announces his retirement

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.  …

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Pro-abortion Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire at end of term

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 …

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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 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 …

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Why “precedent” is no obstacle to overturning Roe v. Wade

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 …

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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

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 …

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Solicitor General Stewart’s eloquent case for why the Constitution is neutral on abortion

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 …

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Does Justice Sonia Sotomayor even read the briefs?

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 …

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