Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Alito’s Plan to Repeal the 20th Century

A net win. Maybe liberals and leftists will finally cease to stupidly regard the feds as somehow being the upholders/protectors of civil/human rights.

By Adam Serwer, The Atlantic

If the conservative justice’s draft opinion is adopted by the Court, key advances of the past hundred years could be rolled back.

If you are an American with a young daughter, she will grow up in a world without the right to choose when and where she gives birth, and in which nothing restrains a state from declaring her womb its property, with all the invasive authorities that implies.

That is the significance of the draft Supreme Court opinion leaked to Politico, which shows that the right-wing majority on the Court intends to discard Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, landmark precedents guaranteeing the constitutional right to abortion. The justices can change their minds before judgments are issued, but their opinions are drafted after they’ve taken an initial vote on the cases themselves. The draft likely reflects the direction of the final decision, even if the scope of that decision changes.


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