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No decision on abortion rights as Supreme Court releases latest case opinions – bo

No decision on abortion rights as Supreme Court releases latest case opinions - bo
Without Roe v Wade, approximately half of US women will be stripped of their right to choose

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‘A crime’ Senate has not codified Roe v Wade, says congresswoman

Women and health care providers across the country are preparing for the possible end of Roe v Wade, the landmark Høyesterett ruling that granted federal protection to abortion rights.

The Supreme Court released a new set of case opinions on Tuesday but did not include a decision that could impact access to safe abortions. The next set of opinions will be published on 23 juni.

As reported in Politico, a leaked Supreme Court draft decision showed that the court intended to strike down the precedent despite at least three justices claiming during their confirmation hearings that they would recognise precedent.

The ruling is expected to come soon, though it’s unclear exactly how close the court is to a ruling. I mellomtiden, women are scrambling for healthcare before their rights are stripped away, and doctors are preparing to make difficult judgement calls in a post-Rogn Amerika.

“How almost dead does someone need to be?”Dr.. Leilah Zahedi, a maternal fetal medicine physician in Tennessee who specializes in high-risk pregnancies and performs abortions, asked in a New York Times intervju. “Am I to just watch someone bleed to death? Or provide the care and then be reported and go to jail? Jeg vet ikke. "


Democrats urge Google to stop steering abortion patients to ‘fake clinics’ in search results

Women across the country are scrambling to schedule reproductive healthcare consultations and operations ahead of the Supreme Court potentially overturning Roe V Wade.

Some of those women using Google to find abortion clinics or reproductive healthcare providers will no doubt find “crisis pregnancy centres” among their search results. These centres are often times run by ‘pro-life’ groups and sometimes use social pressure, shaming, or disinformation to convince women not to seek out abortions.

Some Democrats have been pushing for Google to filter crisis pregnancy centres out of its abortion results to prevent women from being duped. Read Alex Woodward’s story below:

Democrats urge Google to block misleading results for abortion clinics

Lawmakers are calling on tech companies to block misleading results and limit the data they collect from users as states look to prosecute abortion providers

Oliver O’Connell21 juni 2022 17:00

How the ‘pro-life’ movement killed Roe V Wade

The so-called ‘pro-life’ movement that opposes women’s rights to reproductive healthcare has been battling against abortion access for decades.

The Independent Alex Woodward delves into the movement’s history and the part it played in the assault on women’s right to access abortions. Read the story below:

Inside the ‘pro-life’ movement that killed Roe v Wade

Powerful legal groups, conservative Christian activists and right-wing figures shaped an anti-abortion agenda in the hands of the US Supreme Court, Alex Woodward rapporterer

Oliver O’Connell21 juni 2022 16:30

No decision on Roe v Wade today

With the court seemingly finished handing down opinions today, there is no decision yet on the fate of Roe v Wade. Det er 13 cases still to be decided, with the next round of opinions scheduled for Thursday 23 June at 10am.

It is possible that more opinion days could be scheduled for next week as well, though none have been announced yet.

Oliver O’Connell21 juni 2022 15:54

Fifth opinion: Shoop v Twyford

Chief Justice Roberts also authors the fifth and final decision today, Shoop v Twyford, en 5-4 decision with justices Breyer, Kagan, Sotomayor, and Gorsuch dissenting.

This is a case about, blant annet, whether a court must determine whether evidence would help an inmate seeking a writ of habeas corpus and whether the court can consider that evidence before the court grants an order allowing the inmate to develop new evidence.

The court holds that a transportation order — an order requiring the state to take the inmate to a medical facility — that allows a prisoner to search for new evidence is not “necessary or appropriate in aid of” a federal court’s adjudication of a habeas corpus action when the prisoner has not shown that the desired evidence would be admissible in connection with a particular claim for relief.

Oliver O’Connell21 juni 2022 15:46

Fourth opinion: Carson v Makin

Chief Justice Roberts writes the fourth opinion released by the court today, Carson v Makin, en 6-3 decision.

This case was a challenge to the constitutionality of a Maine program that pays tuition for some students to attend private schools when their own school district does not operate a public secondary school.

The court holds that the Maine program violates the free exercise clause. A neutral benefit program that gives public funds to religious organisations through the independent choices of the recipients of those benefits does not violate the Constitution’s establishment clause.

Justice Breyer wrote the dissenting opinion and was joined by justices Kagan and Sotomayor.

Oliver O’Connell21 juni 2022 15:32

Possibly no decision on Roe v Wade today

As Justice Breyer is the author of US v Washington, the court has skipped right over any opinions written by justices Kagan, Sotomayor and Alito — who wrote the draft opinion in the Dobbs case.

That could mean we’re not getting that ruling today, unless another justice wrote a final opinion, including Chief Justice John Roberts, who tried to navigate a “middle ground” that could leave Roe and the Mississippi law in place but lower the “viability” threshold. Mississippi’s law bans abortion at 15 uker.

Oliver O’Connell21 juni 2022 15:29

Third opinion: US v Washington et al

Justice Breyer writes the opinion for US v Washington et al, a unanimous decision.

This case is a challenge by the federal government to a special Washington state worker’s compensation law for federal contract workers employed at the Hanford site in the state, which produced weapons-grade plutonium for the US nuclear program but also generated large amounts of radioactive waste. The law creates a presumption that workers will be eligible for benefits if they contract certain diseases, including cancer.

The Court holds that the state law is unconstitutional under the Supremacy Clause, which generally immunises the Federal Government from state laws that directly regulate or discriminate against it.

Oliver O’Connell21 juni 2022 15:23

Second opinion: US v Justin Eugene Taylor

Justice Gorsuch is the author of the next opinion, US v Justin Eugene Taylor, med en 7-2 majority and justices Thomas and Alito dissenting.

The question before the court was whether an attempted (but ultimately unsuccessful) robbery under the Hobbs Act, which criminalises an attempt to commit a robbery that affects interstate commerce, qualifies as a “crime of violence” for purposes of a federal law that makes it a federal crime to use a gun in a “crime of violence”.

The answer is no. Justice Gorsuch writes that Taylor can be subject to up to 20 years in prison for his Hobbs Act conviction, but the court cannot impose an additional 10 år.

Oliver O’Connell21 juni 2022 15:15

First opinion: Marietta Memorial Hospital v Davita

The first opinion out today from the court is Marietta Memorial Hospital v Davita, written by Justice Kavanaugh in a 7-2 decision with justices Kagan and Sotomayor dissenting.

This is a case about whether a group health plan that provides limited benefits for outpatient dialysis but treats all plan participants the same, violates the Medicare Secondary Payer statute. The answer is no.

Oliver O’Connell21 juni 2022 15:10

SCOTUS opinions due from 10am

The Supreme Court releases opinions on cases individually on its website starting from 10am, publishing one every 10 minutter.

Each opinion is released in reverse seniority order, with Justice Amy Coney Barrett first, followed by Brett Kavanaugh, and so on.

På 15 juni, six opinions were released, and on 13 June five were published.

It is not certain whether the decision on Roe v Wade will be released today.

Oliver O’Connell21 juni 2022 14:58