Tag: Roe

Final Dobbs Draft Also Overturns New Deal

 

A leaked version of what appears to be the final draft of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health goes further than the original draft leaked on May 2. In addition to striking down the Roe precedent, the court also abrogated the New Deal signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. 

The court’s final ruling vis-à-vis Roe remains identical to the first draft ruling, with the exception of a single corrected misspelling. 

The majority ruling surprised many court watchers by even addressing the New Deal, let alone striking it down in its entirety. “This court has been living a lie for nearly a century” the Alito-authored final draft begins. The opinion goes on to say that the Supreme Court will “no longer uphold blatantly unconstitutional laws simply because of cheap threats of court-packing from the Executive.” The ruling also added that any president or Congress that attempts to follow through on such threats can “suck it.”

Jim and Greg offer up three martinis and their tongue-in-cheek analysis of a Christmas tradition their wives greatly enjoy. First, the welcome the news that CNN has suspended Chris Cuomo but wonder if he will end up getting much more than a slap on the wrist. They’re also encouraged by the oral arguments on the Mississippi abortion case at the Supreme Court and hammer Justice Sotomayor for her weak argument about when life begins. They’re less than impressed with the Pennsylvania GOP Senate bid of Dr. Oz. And as December begins, they have plenty to say about the Hallmark Christmas movies that so many women love to watch and so many men have to endure.

 

The Call to ‘Codify’ Roe Shows How Shaky the Court’s Abortion Decision Is

 

Sacrosanct ideal. Liberty. Fundamental issue of justice.

That’s just a sampling of the words and phrases 2020 Democratic hopefuls used Tuesday night to describe the destruction of 60 million unborn American lives since Roe v. Wade struck down state-level protections in 1973.

As usual, those children and their mothers—many of whom suffer life-long regret—were notably absent from the conversation, cast aside for a mix of tried-and-true talking points and increasingly bizarre policy proposals.

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It seems inevitable that the Supreme Court —now boasting two Trump-appointed originalist judges—will be presented with a case that challenges the premises of Roe v. Wade. It is possible that the Court will overturn it. At which point, the matter of abortion will be returned to the states and—ding!— fifty furious debates will erupt.   […]

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