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The Justices Didn’t Lie to the Senate

The reaction to the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health has been predictably vitriolic and often full of distortions. The Justices didn’t ban abortion; they said there is no constitutional right to abortion and left it to the states to decide. The majority also did not set up other rights to disappear; they explicitly said abortion is unique.

What the data show on striking down Roe

The nation when Roe v. Wade was enacted was very different than the nation today. This is why setting laws and policies to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone are so difficult.

Supreme Court ruling expands US gun rights

The decision further cements the court’s record on gun rights, not only striking down New York state’s law but also endangering similar regulations in states like California, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Maryland.

The Supreme Court’s Mail-Ballot Mulligan in Pennsylvania

Another year, another Pennsylvania election that might come down to judges resolving a mail-vote snafu.

The hopeful news is a stay Tuesday by Justice Samuel Alito, which suggests the Supreme Court might finally tell the judiciary to stop rewriting election rules in the middle of the game.

The Ginni Thomas Texts and the Jan. 6 Committee

What story do you think would deserve to push the biggest war in Europe in nearly 80 years down from the lead news of the day? If you said the private text messages of the wife of a Supreme Court Justice, you are apparently qualified to run a major American newsroom.

That’s the leak-on-a-silver-platter news the Washington Post blared at the top of its homepage on Thursday evening.

A Slip of the Tongue in the Supreme Court

When lawyer Sarah Weddington stood up in the Supreme Court on Oct. 11, 1972, to present the pro-abortion argument in the case of Roe v. Wade, she was legalistically careful in the language she used to describe whom exactly an abortion aborted.

She avoided normal human terms like “unborn child” or “baby” — and, most importantly, “person.”