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Supreme Court Strikes Down LA Abortion Restrictions

#1 Post by silverscreenselect » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:22 am

Roe v. Wade is still the law in this country as the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that would have closed most of the abortion clinics in the state. Breyer wrote the majority opinion in the 5-4 decision, but Roberts wrote a separate concurrence in which he said that the LA law was virtually the same as a Texas law struck down a few years back. SIgnificantly, Anthony Kennedy, who supported Roe v. Wade, was on the Court for the Texas decision, but had been replaced by Brett Kavanaugh who dissented here. This follows a trend of Roberts issuing or supporting liberal decisions in big cases on narrow technical and procedural grounds.

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Re: Supreme Court Strikes Down LA Abortion Restrictions

#2 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:30 am

silverscreenselect wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:22 am
Roe v. Wade is still the law in this country as the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that would have closed most of the abortion clinics in the state. Breyer wrote the majority opinion in the 5-4 decision, but Roberts wrote a separate concurrence in which he said that the LA law was virtually the same as a Texas law struck down a few years back. SIgnificantly, Anthony Kennedy, who supported Roe v. Wade, was on the Court for the Texas decision, but had been replaced by Brett Kavanaugh who dissented here. This follows a trend of Roberts issuing or supporting liberal decisions in big cases on narrow technical and procedural grounds.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/29/politics ... index.html
Justice Breyer's opinion was for a plurality of the Court. It wasn't a majority decision. Chief Justice Roberts concurred only in the judgment.

But his rationale was quite interesting. He said, essentially, that if a law imposes a burden that's substantial, its benefits don't matter. He was then forced to concede, based on findings of fact by the District Court that weren't clearly erroneous, that the burdens of the Louisiana law were at least as substantial as the Texas law the Court had already invalidated, so the Louisiana law also had to go. --Bob
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Re: Supreme Court Strikes Down LA Abortion Restrictions

#3 Post by christie1111 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:45 am

I guess they still hate Trump, :lol:

After 3 years, he still hasn't had anyone explain the 3 parts of the government to him?
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Re: Supreme Court Strikes Down LA Abortion Restrictions

#4 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:48 pm

christie1111 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:45 am
I guess they still hate Trump, :lol:

After 3 years, he still hasn't had anyone explain the 3 parts of the government to him?
This one wasn't really about Donny. It was a state law under review.

The acid test will come tomorrow, when the Court releases its opinions on the subpoenas intended to get Donny's financial information. --Bob
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