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Supreme Court Stops Louisiana Abortion Law From Being Implemented

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  1. dubteedub
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    So we now have confirmation that Brett Kavanaugh was lying when he said he would honor Supreme Court precedent on abortion laws and that he would not overturn Roe v. Wade. The Senate Republicans...

    Kavanaugh's dissent deferred to the precedent of the case in which the restrictive Texas law was overturned in 2016. But dissent signals Kavanaugh's openness to state restrictions on abortion rights with limitations and without overturning Roe v. Wade outright.

    So we now have confirmation that Brett Kavanaugh was lying when he said he would honor Supreme Court precedent on abortion laws and that he would not overturn Roe v. Wade.

    The Senate Republicans like Susan Collins who claimed they believed Kavanaugh's blatantly obvious lies were in on the farce.

    In a long speech on the Senate floor Friday afternoon, Senator Susan Collins said she believes that Brett Kavanaugh would not vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and subsequent cases that have reaffirmed it if such an opportunity were to come before him on the Supreme Court. The Maine Republican has been closely watched as a potential swing voter, largely because she supports abortion rights: In July, she told CNN that she would not support a nominee who “demonstrated hostility” toward Roe v. Wade, the decision that established the constitutional right to abortion.

    When she spoke privately with Kavanaugh, she said in her floor speech, he assured her that “decisions become part of our legal framework with the passage of time, and that honoring precedent is essential to maintaining public confidence.” The senator may truly believe that a Justice Kavanaugh would not vote to abridge abortion rights, or she may be covering her bases with her largely pro-choice constituency in Maine. But her bet on Kavanaugh will almost surely be tested in short order as advocacy groups continue to push abortion-related cases toward the high court.

    One of the biggest consequences of the 2016 election is that we are going to have a conservative Supreme Court for decades to come with people like Kavanaugh making decisions over women's rights.

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  2. Pilgrim
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    My one hope for the Supreme Court is John Roberts who I am hoping is one of those old-school conservatives that still respects the law and has a strong moral compass.

    My one hope for the Supreme Court is John Roberts who I am hoping is one of those old-school conservatives that still respects the law and has a strong moral compass.

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