First major Abortion case for the Roberts Court

by Sal on February 21, 2006

in Politics

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the first major abortion case of the newly-constituted Roberts Court. The case in question deals with the Federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban, which was struck down by a Nebraska court almost immediately after the law was passed. This could be the first case that places limits on abortion to come out of the court in 20 years. In the last case relating to Partial Birth abortion, the decision was 5-4 in favor of overturning a state ban. The four judges against were Scalia, Thomas, Rehnquist, and Kennedy. This time, it is hopeful that the decision will become a 5-4 decision with Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, Alito, and hopefully Kennedy, to ban this abhorrent practice.

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Mike February 21, 2006 at 12:04 pm

Watch out for Justice Kennedy. That man hopes to be the toast of Georgetown and the New York Times editorial board now that Sandy is off the court.


Cannon February 21, 2006 at 12:27 pm

Not a day goes by when I think to myself “we could’ve had Bork.”


Ryan February 21, 2006 at 1:43 pm

I definitely agree with Mike’s point. There seems to have to be a media darling on the court. Kennedy may want a legacy, who knows?!


noonan February 23, 2006 at 7:00 pm

This is it, he’s on record already supporting a ban. Hundreds of lives a year will be saved very soon.


Mike February 24, 2006 at 9:17 am

I pray you’re right. My head tells me you are but I think I have an ingrained reverse-Pavlovian response to the sight of moderate right of center judges. The stakes are huge on this issue.


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