Supreme Court Has Decided to Overturn Roe v. Wade, Leaked Opinion Suggests

By Matthew Vadum A document that Politico describes as an “initial draft majority opinion” written by Justice Samuel Alito suggests the Supreme Court has decided to strike down Roe v. Wade, the seminal precedent that in 1973 wrested the regulation of abortion from the states and made the procedure lawful throughout the entire United States. The leaking of the document, assuming the document is genuine and that it was in fact leaked, constitutes an unprecedented breach of Supreme Court protocol. In a 2,400-word article time-stamped 8:32 p.m. on May 2, Politico describes the draft opinion as “a…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Plans to Mirror Texas’ Anti-Abortion Law to Ban Assault Weapons

SIMONE CARTER California leadership could soon be thanking Texas for sharing its legislative blueprints. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the Lone Star State’s abortion ban to stay in effect. (Providers can still challenge the law in court.) The decision so “outraged” California Gov. Gavin Newsom that he announced plans to use Texas’ legal mechanism for a ban on assault-style weapons. Newsom, a Democrat, said if Texas can “endanger lives” through its abortion ban, then California should be allowed to ban “deadly weapons of war and save lives.” “If…

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, No.19-1392 on the docket of the United States Supreme Court

John Remington Graham [Editor’s note: During my 35 years offering courses logic, critical thinking and scientific reasoning, my students and I engaged in endless debates about abortion, where I was simply astounded at how much more they knew about birth control and the varied circumstances under which a woman might find it inadvisable to bring a new member into her family. My own opinion is that Roe v. Wade has been among the wisest decisions ever rendered by the United States Supreme Court, where it predicates that the first “right…