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Wow, SCOTUS Is on a roll

Supreme Court, in 5-4 ruling, strikes down restrictive Louisiana abortion law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Louisiana's tough restriction on abortion violates the Constitution, a surprising victory for abortion rights advocates from an increasingly conservative court.

The 5-4 decision, in which Chief Justice John Roberts joined with the court's four more liberal justices, struck down a law passed by Louisiana's legislature in 2014 that required any doctor offering abortion services to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Its enforcement had been blocked by a protracted legal battle.

Two Louisiana doctors and a medical clinic sued to get the law overturned. They said it would leave only one doctor at a single clinic to provide services for nearly 10,000 women who seek abortions in the state each year.

The challengers said the requirement was identical to a Texas law the Supreme Court struck down in 2016. With the vote of then-Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court ruled that Texas imposed an obstacle on women seeking access to abortion services without providing any medical benefits. Kennedy was succeeded by the more conservative Brett Kavanaugh, appointed by President DonaldTrump, who was among the four dissenters Monday.

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by Anonymousreply 69Last Thursday at 7:17 AM

Please, please, please rule later today that Dump’s taxes can be subpoenaed. PLEASE!

by Anonymousreply 106/29/2020

The two Trump appointees ruled against this, thank goodness Roberts joined the liberals.

by Anonymousreply 206/29/2020

I'm sure all the unborn preemies are so happy,

by Anonymousreply 306/29/2020

And, the ruling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was a slap on the wrist and didn't dismantle the entire org. Common sense prevails again!

by Anonymousreply 406/29/2020

I know this is a great victory, but I’m waiting on pins and needles for the tax decision.

by Anonymousreply 506/29/2020

At some point Senators should just stop believing any conservative judicial nominee who says Roe v Wade is "settled law." If they state that, then ask why anyone should believe them.

Waiting for Susan Collins to express her concern about Kavenaugh's vote. Another nail in her political coffin.

by Anonymousreply 606/29/2020

Roberts HATES Trump.

by Anonymousreply 706/29/2020

Funny thing, I am in Louisiana where one of the only abortion clinics is still operating. They protesters are out there only on Saturday and then if one little drop of rain falls, they scram like rats exiting a burning building. Is this what Jesus would do?

by Anonymousreply 806/29/2020

F&F R3. “Unborn preemies” is a contradiction in terms.

by Anonymousreply 906/29/2020

They are also allowing Federal executions to resume. Not a good way to roll.

by Anonymousreply 1006/29/2020

R7 I bet everyone of the justices hate him.

Especially the conservatives. Especially Judge Thomas. I bet it just galls Thomas that he and Trump belong to the same political party.

by Anonymousreply 1106/29/2020

John Roberts = David Souter

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by Anonymousreply 1206/29/2020

Roberts is also hedging against an anticipated push by the upcoming Democratic Executive Branch and Congress to pack the SC. Biden could be persuaded if the advocates are vocal and persistent. If Roberts demonstrates that he's able to join the 'liberals' on the issues that are most consequential to moderates and the left they may leave the Court alone.

by Anonymousreply 1306/29/2020

That is a good point, r13.

by Anonymousreply 1406/29/2020

Roberts threaded the needle carefully here. Sided with the liberals based on stare decisis while stating the previous case was incorrectly ruled (he voted in the minority then). Still a wobbly majority. A Kavanagh impeachment needs to be on Biden and Pelosi's first 100 days if the Senate flips too.

by Anonymousreply 1506/29/2020

[Quote]Especially the conservatives. Especially Judge Thomas. I bet it just galls Thomas that he and Trump belong to the same political party.

Yes, check out Thomas's wife on Parler and her love for racists. Totally not a Trumptard.

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by Anonymousreply 1606/29/2020

I guess Trump has made Roberts’ burn book.

“This girl is the nastiest skank bitch I’ve ever met. Do not trust her. She is a fugly slut.”

by Anonymousreply 1706/29/2020

I think it more likely Roberts, wants the “Roberts Court” to be remembered for conservative judicial moderation and integrity.

A conservative court does not overturn precedent on a whim.

Judicial moderation means you don’t subject the public to wild swings in interpretation of the law.

Integrity is something half the Senate and none of the White House has.

by Anonymousreply 1806/29/2020

We can expect a Trump rant in 3,2,1.

by Anonymousreply 1906/29/2020

Remember when Clarence Thomas's wife drunk dialed Anita Hill's office phone and asked her to apologize to her husband? Twenty years after his confirmation.

by Anonymousreply 2006/29/2020

Clarence Thomas’ has a good point in his dissent that third parties don’t have standing, but in abortion cases, the SC brushes that aside to rule anyway. Roberts doesn’t seem to care about that vital point.

by Anonymousreply 2106/29/2020

Many of the major court decisions have been decided by a single vote. Say a prayer that Ruth (and the rest of the liberal judges for that matter) hang on until after 1/1/21.

by Anonymousreply 2206/29/2020

Impeachment isn’t a realistic option R15. There’s no way Democrats are getting 67 seats in the senate next year, which means any attempt to remove him will fail.

by Anonymousreply 2306/29/2020

You can bet that McConnell has everything ready in case RBG dies before the start of 2021. That asshole will have a replacement ready in no-time.

by Anonymousreply 2406/29/2020

[quote] You can bet that McConnell has everything ready in case RBG dies before the start of 2021. That asshole will have a replacement ready in no-time.

November 3, 2020. He can't confirm a judge if Trump and his fellow senators are lame ducks.

by Anonymousreply 2506/29/2020

R25, is that legally? New Senators are sworn in Jan. 2, 2021.

by Anonymousreply 2606/29/2020

They can confirm a judge as long as they're in office, which is until January, 2021.

by Anonymousreply 2706/29/2020

I have no doubt that McConnell would rush through a Supreme Court nominee in record time if that were the case.

by Anonymousreply 2806/29/2020

Pray that RGB lives beyond November.

by Anonymousreply 2906/29/2020

You know I meant .... R B G .

by Anonymousreply 3006/29/2020

[quote]Clarence Thomas’ has a good point in his dissent that third parties don’t have standing, but in abortion cases, the SC brushes that aside to rule anyway. Roberts doesn’t seem to care about that vital point.

This is what makes me distrust all the liberals on the SC. They give no thought to the outcome. They just hear the word "abortion" and become Pavlov's dog without even thinking about consequences. This decision could end up killing more women than it helps.

by Anonymousreply 3106/29/2020

R12 Don't fall for it. No way is Roberts a true liberal like Souter or even an ally. As others have pointed out, what he does care about is maintaining the integrity of his court. However, he's someone to be wary of because he plans carefully and far in advance and chips away at precedents slowly with a scalpel until nothing of substance is left.

by Anonymousreply 3206/29/2020

So... are we thinking they punted the decision on Dump’s taxes? It’s kind of chickenshit of them if they did.

by Anonymousreply 3306/29/2020

Roberts is giving me hope they’ll rule against Trump in the matter of his taxes. His lawyers’ case is ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 3406/29/2020

R34, I hope they do, but isn’t the spring session almost over? Anything that doesn’t get announced in June gets punted to the fall. I know we have one more day... but I also thought decisions were announced Mondays and Thursdays. I will be pissed if the tax decision doesn’t happen until the fall.

by Anonymousreply 3506/29/2020

[quote]Waiting for Susan Collins to express her concern about Kavanaugh's vote. Another nail in her political coffin.

I really hope this sinks her re-election. She tried to say all the concerns about him when it came to abortion were silly, she was just proven wrong.

by Anonymousreply 3606/29/2020

"I'll have the SCOTUS on a roll-- hold the mayo, light on the mustard. To go."

by Anonymousreply 3706/29/2020

When does SCOTUS announce their decisions? Do we know for sure today is the last day in this session? Waiting on pins and needles for the Dump tax case to be announced.

by Anonymousreply 3806/30/2020

I hope so too. But I wouldn’t hold my breath.

by Anonymousreply 3906/30/2020

Roberts will never live down the wretched decision on Citizens United.

by Anonymousreply 4006/30/2020

It would be so cowardly if they punted to the fall.

by Anonymousreply 4106/30/2020

People I follow on Twitter seem to think they’re making the decision today.

by Anonymousreply 4206/30/2020

If so, here's where it'll show up first

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by Anonymousreply 4306/30/2020

R3, the alternative is being born to a severely mentally ill, abusive and neglectful mother like mine, who abandoned her small children for days on end while she shacked up with some random guy she met at a bar. They didn’t even know where she was. The eight year old was left alone with the three year old.

She used to tell me often, “I wish you were never born.” She screamed at all of us at the drop of a hat. She had delusions and was incapable of caring for herself after our fathers left. They hated her so much they abandoned their own kids with her to get away from her, remarried, and pretended we never happened. She couldn’t hold a job and we were desperately poor.

The end result was my sibs moved away as soon as they were able and separated from the entire family. One moved 3,000 miles away and cut every tie the second they could. The second she died, the gloves were off. The older kids had been pitted against each other and hated each other. We’ve all been out of touch for years.

I suppose your argument to that is aren’t I lucky to be born, and isn’t life wonderful? NO. Nobody’s life is wonderful after growing up like that, then spending years as an adult caring for an ailing mother alone, abandoned by all the other children. I missed my teens and twenties. I can never get those years back.

People like this are exactly why abortion was invented. She never should have had any children at all.

And you should mind your own business. You’ll never know what living like that is like, and you’re too arrogant and hateful to ever understand or care. Don’t bother telling me from your ivory tower how grateful I should be to have to live through that. I’m not, and there’s nothing to be grateful about. Most of my life has been sheer unmitigated hell, with no fun, no dates, no proms, no dances, no friends when I was young and everyone but me was learning how to be a human being. You can’t do that with a crazy lady deliberately ruining your relationships and getting you fired from jobs by stalking you at work. Don’t bother arguing with me about how wonderful that was or how it can all be erased by therapy. That was thirty years of my life and nothing will ever erase it. My family hate each other as a result of what happened, so I have no other family either. And there is no social services help for people in that situation, either as a kid or as an adult, believe me, I tried everything. There’s nothing.

Go fuck yourself.

by Anonymousreply 4406/30/2020

No decision today, says George Conway.

by Anonymousreply 4506/30/2020

The SC should want to avoid doing anything to influence the election.

by Anonymousreply 4606/30/2020

R46 "The SC should want to avoid doing anything to influence the election"

Ahem says 2000.

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by Anonymousreply 4706/30/2020

So does this mean they are done for this term?

by Anonymousreply 4806/30/2020

Where is the ruling on the taxes?! They better not punt to the fall.

by Anonymousreply 4906/30/2020

I've always expected they will. Maybe that's a good thing, closer to the election, more fresh in voters' minds.

by Anonymousreply 5006/30/2020

SCOTUS hasn’t announced they’re done this session, so we have a few more rulings to go.

by Anonymousreply 5106/30/2020

R51 If so, when is the next "Opinion Day?" Their calendar doesn't show another one through the end of the 2019 term nor into the 2020 term that starts in the Fall.

by Anonymousreply 5206/30/2020

R52, my understanding is that the day before the last day of the session, an announcement is made that the next day is the last day. I think I read that somewhere. Experts, please chime in! What calendar are you referring to?

by Anonymousreply 5306/30/2020

R53, nm I found it and you’re right, they have a conference day tomorrow and no opinion days. Hmmm that is strange, they did not announce they are done.

by Anonymousreply 5406/30/2020

Opinion dates are Mondays and Thursdays. What’s the scoop folk? Are we getting a decision today on Dump’s taxes?

by Anonymousreply 5507/02/2020

It would be scandalous and delicious. Doubt it will happen.

by Anonymousreply 5607/02/2020

Ok, here we go again. I’ll be watching the news tomorrow hoping for a good decision on Dump’s taxes.

by Anonymousreply 57Last Sunday at 5:27 PM

Can you imagine the kind of vitriolic letters, emails and voicemails the Xtians are sending their representatives for failing to deliver their agenda?

by Anonymousreply 58Last Sunday at 5:30 PM

What’s Twitterverse saying? Are we getting a Dump tax decision today?

by Anonymousreply 59Last Monday at 6:28 AM

No rulings on the Trump cases today.

by Anonymousreply 60Last Monday at 6:43 AM

I guess the ruling is coming tomorrow. SC announced tomorrow is the last day of the session and decisions on all remaining cases will be announced then.

by Anonymousreply 61Last Wednesday at 7:14 AM

Trump's been in a good mood lately, so his SCOTUS spies must have assured him the financials will remain secret.

by Anonymousreply 62Last Wednesday at 8:04 AM

R62, I actually think he’s very heavily medicated. He definitely was out of it at Mt. Rushmore.

by Anonymousreply 63Last Wednesday at 9:05 AM

Will there be no decisions today or will there be a dump before EOB?

by Anonymousreply 64Last Wednesday at 11:00 AM

R64, the decisions will be tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 65Last Wednesday at 11:04 AM

Thanks, R65. I thought R61 was posted yesterday

by Anonymousreply 66Last Wednesday at 11:09 AM

So... are we ready? Will we be celebrating? Or bitching?

by Anonymousreply 67Last Thursday at 5:06 AM

The NY DA gets the Trump tax filings, per the first ruling this AM, although for Grand Jury purposes, so they may not become public by that route before the election.

by Anonymousreply 68Last Thursday at 6:42 AM

Yes the Supreme Court ruled Trump doesn't have to turn the tax returns over to congress, but he does have to turn it over to the New York DA as part of their case.

by Anonymousreply 69Last Thursday at 7:17 AM
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