Abortion Rulings

The Alabama Supreme Court dismissed a man’s wrongful death suit against an abortion clinic, which provided a pill to his ex-girlfriend to end her pregnancy. The suit did not comply with appellate procedure. A concurring opinion in the case signed by four of the court’s justices urges the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule landmark abortion rulings Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and encourages “other courts across the country to raise their judicial voices” by pointing out “constitutional infirmities” of the rulings.

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Democrats Boycott Committee Vote on Barrett With Election Days Away

Senate Democrats boycotted the vote to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination for a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court to the full Senate on Thursday, saying they will not give the process “further legitimacy” less than two weeks out from a presidential election that is already underway.

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Barrett Confirmation Hearing Powers Up Under Shadow of Virus Outbreak

President Donald Trump opted out of this week’s presidential debate, calling the virtual format a “waste of time,” but the Senate’s fervid work to confirm his Supreme Court pick, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, pushed forward Monday in a partially virtual hearing.

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