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First major Abortion case for the Roberts Court

Posted by Sal on February 21, 2006

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.

5 Responses to “First major Abortion case for the Roberts Court”

  1. Gauvin said

    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.

  2. Cannon said

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

  3. Ryan said

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

  4. noonan said

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

  5. Gauvin said

    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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