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The Thomas court < wipes tears >
Thomas joined three of his colleagues to dissent in the 1992 case Planned Parenthood v. Casey
EPIC SPLIT DECISION!
Held: The judgment in No. 91-902 is affirmed; the judgment in No. 91-744 is affirmed in part and reversed in part, and the case is remanded.

JUSTICE SCALIA, joined by THE CHIEF JUSTICE, JUSTICE WHITE, and JUSTICE THOMAS, concluded that a woman's decision to abort her unborn child is not a constitutionally protected "liberty" because (1) the Constitution says absolutely nothing about it, and (2) the longstanding traditions of American society have permitted it to be legally proscribed. See, e. g., Ohio v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health, 497 U. S. 502, 520 (SCALIA, J., concurring). The Pennsylvania statute should be upheld in its entirety under the rational basis test. Pp. 979-981.

O'CONNOR, KENNEDY, and SOUTER, JJ., announced the judgment of the Court and delivered the opinion of the Court with respect to Parts I, II, III, V-A, V-C, and V, in which BLACKMUN and STEVENS, JJ., joined, an opinion with respect to Part V-E, in which STEVENS, J., joined, and an opinion with respect to Parts IV, V-B, and V-Do STEVENS, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, post, BLACKMUN, J., filed an opinion concurring in part, concurring in the judgment in part, and dissenting in part, post, REHNQUIST, C. J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment in part and dissenting in part, in which WHITE, SCALIA, and THOMAS, JJ., joined, SCALIA, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment in part and dissenting in part, in which REHNQUIST, C. J., and WHITE and THOMAS, JJ., joined

Chief Justice John Roberts was left out in the cold when he repeatedly suggested the court could move the viability line without completely overturning the precedent.
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Critics were then shocked when Thomas first related abortion to eugenics, but now that idea is more commonplace in the movement to ban abortion.
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Thanks to procedural guidelines from Covid-19 [?], Thomas -- who was once silent in arguments for 10 years -- now asks the first question [!!] in every argument session.
What were the questions? SCOTUS oral argument transcripts, 2010-2021
It is in no way guaranteed that Thomas would write the opinion in Dobbs even if he has seniority [tenure, 1991-present] in the majority, but the possibility is indicative of his new position of power on the high court and his influential career that has shaped the high court's direction over the last 30 years.
needs moar "original" sex offender, definitely more "liberal" O'CONNOR, KENNEDY, and SOUTER ideological nuance for millenials

archived let the yella press pick yer villains

by Cat on Sun Dec 12th, 2021 at 02:55:34 AM EST
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Roe v Wade (1973)
In the first trimester of pregnancy [1*-12 wks], the state may not regulate the abortion decision; only the pregnant woman and her attending physician can make that decision. In the second trimester [13-26 wks], the state may impose regulations on abortion that are reasonably related to maternal health. In the third trimester [ >27 wks], once the fetus reaches the point of "viability," a state may regulate abortions or prohibit them entirely, so long as the laws contain exceptions fthe or cases when abortion is necessary to save the life or health of the mother.
Casey details as to state regulate pregnancy ensue...

* When exactly does pregnancy begin? ask public property owners wielding ultrasound guns.

by Cat on Sun Dec 12th, 2021 at 03:41:20 AM EST
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Newsom borrows Texas abortion law legislature's logic < wipes tears >
Rather than targeting abortion providers, Newsom wants to empower Californians to go after "anyone who manufactures, distributes or sells" assault weapons or untraceable `ghost gun' kits. "If the most efficient way to keep these devastating weapons off our streets is to add the threat of private lawsuits," Newsom said in a statement, "we should do just that."
WHISTLEBLOWERS! DEPUTIES! BOUNTIES!
I have directed my staff to work with the Legislature and the Attorney General on a bill that would create a right of action allowing private citizens [?!] to seek injunctive relief, and statutory damages of at least $10,000 per violation plus costs and attorney's fees, against anyone who manufactures, distributes, or sells an assault weapon or ghost gun kit or parts in the State of California."
archived L'etat c'est We the People
by Cat on Mon Dec 13th, 2021 at 08:35:01 PM EST
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Florida Man unveils legislation to let parents sue schools that teach critical race theory
DeSantis announced the Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees (WOKE) Act, which he said in a statement would be "the strongest legislation of its kind in the nation and will take on both corporate wokeness and Critical Race Theory."
7 National examples of Critical Race Theory
The bill, which also allows parents to collect attorney fees, includes a similar provision as a Texas bill restricting access to abortion, which permits citizens to sue people who provide and aid in the provision of abortions. Plaintiffs there can also collect attorney fees.
3 attempts to teach Critical Race Theory in Florida
by Cat on Thu Dec 16th, 2021 at 12:48:00 AM EST
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