Supreme Court grants DOJ a stay in abortion pill controversy

By Dave Andrusko On Friday, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito granted a request from the Justice Department for an administrative stay, which preserves the status quo as the court decides what to do with a trial judge decision that halted the FDA’s 2000 approval of mifepristone as subsequently modified by a panel of the 5th U.S. Court …

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Justice Jackson dissents as Supreme Court vacates abortion ruling

By Dave Andrusko The Supreme Court, in a one-paragraph opinion, struck down a ruling from a lower court that allowed a Missouri state clerk to be sued for telling a pregnant teenager she must notify her parents before seeking to obtain an abortion without their consent. Justice Jackson filed a brief dissent. The lawsuit was …

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Justice Sotomayor “shell-shocked” by Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe

By Dave Andrusko Yesterday Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke by video feed to hundreds of law professors at the Association of American Law Schools’ annual meeting in San Diego, according to Reuters’ Karen Sloan. The headline to her story read “Sotomayor felt ‘shell-shocked’ after U.S. Supreme Court’s abortion decision.” The lead paragraphs double-downed, …

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Dred Scott and abortion: Different eras, different circumstances, same sin

By Roland C. Warren  The year was 1976. I was sitting in high school history class at the all-boys Catholic high school I attended in Toledo, Ohio. On most days, I may have been daydreaming about playing football. But the lesson on this particular day was the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision. I was all …

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Justice Ginsburg confirmed 29 years ago today. Much has changed for the better, thanks to President Trump.

By Dave Andrusko Ed Whelan writes “This Day in Liberal Activism” pretty much every Monday through Friday at National Review Online. For August 3, he reminds us that elections do matter: 1993—By a vote of 96 to 3, the Senate confirms President Clinton’s nomination of D.C. Circuit judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court …

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Network Blackout as Radical Pro-Abortion Group Offers Location Bounty on SCOTUS Justices

By Scott Whitlock  Last Friday, a radical pro-abortion group offered a location bounty on the whereabouts of conservative Supreme Court Justices. Yet despite the fire bombings and threats against pro-life organizations, the networks have so far ignored it. Instead, all weekend, they promoted pro-abortion rallies and an executive order from Joe Biden.  On Friday morning, Shutdown DC, …

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Pelosi calls Supreme Court an ‘extremist’ body in letter to fellow Democrats

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the overturning of Roe v. Wade was a ‘tragic outcome’ and that the Democrats must work to codify pro-abortion laws. By David McLoone Democrat U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has again blasted the Supreme Court over its June 24 ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, describing the judiciary as “extremist” after …

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No Supreme Court decision today in Dobbs v. Women’s Health Care Organization

By Dave Andrusko Another day has come and gone with no Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Women’s Health Care Organization. The next day the Supreme Court is scheduled to announce its decisions is Thursday. The Court will finish up any remaining cases next week. Everybody, including us, is speculating what the Justices will do. …

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Pelosi slow walks protection for Supreme Court Justices, 27 House Democrats vote no on added security for the justices

Senate unanimously voted in favor a month ago By Dave Andrusko Erik Rosales is the Capitol Hill Correspondent for EWTN. He posted the following tweet: Only On @EWTNNewsNightly @SpeakerPelosi was asked about the attacks by domestic terrorist group on #ProLife facilities taking place across the nation. The Speaker DID NOT denounce fire bombs or vandalism, …

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Survey shows large majorities against “Court Packing” and leaks of Supreme Court draft opinions 

By Dave Andrusko A new Mason-Dixon survey of 1,100 registered voters tells us two very significant things.  One, people do not like drafts of Supreme Court opinions being leaked to the press. Second, they don’t want us tinkering with the highest court in the land—“support for judicial tradition,” as James Freeman wrote in Monday’s Wall …

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There’s an upside to the Alito draft leak

Why should close reading, historical insight and an abundance of footnotes delegitimate the Court? By Richard Stith    The leak of Justice Alito’s draft of the majority decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, unfortunate as it may be, should not delegitimate the US Supreme Court. If a snarky, plotting, election-related draft had been revealed, …

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