Patterico's Pontifications

6/27/2016

Supreme Court Overturns Texas Abortion Regulations

Filed under: General — JVW @ 3:29 pm

[guest post by JVW]

Fox News has a wrap-up. The full court ruling is here. Sort of predictable, I suppose. Anthony Kennedy sided with the liberals to provide the fifth vote.

Samuel Alito calls out the majority, pointing out that they have failed to apply the laws evenly and consistently where the contentious topic of abortion is concerned: “[D]etermined to strike down two provisions of a new Texas abortion statute in all of their applications, the Court simply disregards basic rules that apply in all other cases.”

Clarence Thomas also accuses the majority of inconsistency: “Ultimately, this case shows why the Court never should have bent the rules for favored rights in the first place. Our law is now so riddled with special exceptions for special rights that our decisions deliver neither predictability nor the promise of a judiciary bound by the rule of law.”

Feel free to discuss.

– JVW


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