The left’s Supreme Court playbook: Zero-tolerance for Dems

14 July, 2018, 03:29 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • LOVETT With Trump set to nominate Supreme Court choice Cuomo will rally voters in state Senate GOP districts on abortion issue

I think they have more interests than that, but every time we get to one of these judgeship nominations, that becomes the single, sole issue to Democrats.

That part of the decision allows states to prohibit abortions after viability, except in certain cases. "Whom would he sue, and where would he find a court able to overrule the Supreme Court?". "And over 70 percent of Americans support keeping it the law of the land", Wesolowski said.

"Well now we know we're not guaranteed Roe v. Wade", he added.

There are already several major challenges against state abortion laws that are being passed down through judiciaries. My favorite is the Ten Commandments, which states that merely coveting things is a sin, thus illegal (religious insane people's interpretation). "[Sen.] Dean Heller, R-Nev., is going to have to stand by his vote in November in a hugely pro-choice state, and [Sen.] Cory Gardner, R-Colo., [is] up in 2020". Abortion was legal in Texas at the time - but only for the goal of saving a woman's life.

"You either come back and protect a woman's right to choose and respect a woman's reproductive health rights", said Cuomo.

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Two weeks ago, with the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, the tectonic plates of the US abortion debate in the Supreme Court shifted for the first time in decades. Both have praised Kavanaugh since Trump's selection was made this week. It would give the court a potential five-vote conservative majority, enough to overturn Roe v. Wade, giving women the right to an abortion. Given that Roe's central finding - that the decision to have an abortion falls under the constitutional right to privacy - has been upheld three times, even an anti-abortion court might be loath to overrule it in its entirety.

The ruling effectively prohibited states from banning abortion before a fetus could be considered viable outside of the womb. Still, they indicate that preventing women from getting abortions is still a top priority for conservatives in the state. An appeals court recently shot down the lawsuit, but the insurers are expected to file for a re-hearing in a case with implications for more than $12 billion in federal payments.

In Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the court "said you can't create an undue burden with those regulations" placed by states on women seeking abortions, Shumaker said. "But that is something that I'm going to be looking at", she said. Some women may not know they are pregnant at that point. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska - Hogue said her group will also target Republicans with competitive races on the horizon.

Weddington: No, because I look back at Griswold v. Connecticut, the contraception case, it was decided in 1965, and there was a period where there was still a lot of debate about contraception and whether or not women should have access to contraception and whether they should have to get their husbands' consent for them to use contraception.

In many states, conservatives have always been leading a successful effort to pass as many restrictions on abortion as possible, and some have so-called "trigger bans" that would immediately spring into effect to make abortion illegal should Roe be overturned. Those bans could, at least in theory, be reinstated, although "someone would have to go into court and ask to lift that injunction", says Myrick. "And so the question is whether Kavanaugh, if he's confirmed, replaces him as that justice who's perhaps more in the middle".

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