Friday, June 24, 2022

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

By John R. Byrne

This is a big one. Vote was 6-3. Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett joined Justice Alito's opinion. Justice Roberts did not join the opinion but agreed with the result. He filed a separate opinion.

Scotus blogger Amy Howe discusses the likely effects of the ruling here.


Anonymous said...

The lack of respect for the rule of law started in local government, then spread to the federal government and now even the Supreme Court is not immune. Roe was drafted by Justices appointed by Republican Presidents and upheld by Reagan's justices in Casey. Overturning such a precedent is alarming. Just ruling to uphold the MS 15 week law would have practically overturned Roe but Roe was not even before the court. The most radical judicial activism by the high court ever. Its even worse because all the justices lied under oath and swore Roe was settled law. Worse still is 1 Justice's law clerk was instrumental in overthrowing the US Government and had assistance from his family. Yet that never gets covered. Let that sink in. The biggest attempt to overthrow the government since the assignation of Lincoln did not come from the outside. It came from the inside and this high court has no crediblity.

Anonymous said...

The Federalist Society fascists had everything to do with this and how many of those pieces of shit are on the bench in Florida and the 11th circuit?

Anonymous said...

"radical judicial activism"? You must be speaking about Roe, because today's decision acknowledges that the Constitution is neutral on the issue and that it neither permits nor prohibits abortion. it is up to the states and their legislatures, and not up to 9 unelected justices to decide.

i encourage you to read the decision.

Anonymous said...

8:33 Yes it is radical judicial activism to toss aside precedent on precedent, to mislead senators and the public, to decide that just because you have the roe-hating votes you can upend a precedent as old as I am, and make me the mother (by choice) of a young daughter who will grow up with less personal autonomy than I have had. The constitution is silent on many things, like corporate personhood, so don’t give me this BS that this is just a clean reading of a simple document. The institution’s credibility is tanking, undermining social stability and women’s fundamental rights. You don’t “leave” individual rights to the states. You leave them to individuals. In a free country you do.

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