Alito’s Call to Arms to Secure Religious Liberty

The challenge, he says, is to convince people who are not religious that religion is worth special protection.

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Justices Sotomayor and Barrett Say the Supreme Court Remains Collegial

In an appearance recorded 10 days after the draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked in May, both maintained that relations on the court were warm and respectful.

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Religious Doctrine, Not the Constitution, Drove the Dobbs Decision

Women have become refugees fleeing their home states for reproductive health care that less than a month ago was theirs by right.

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Justice Jackson, a Former Law Clerk, Returns to a Transformed Supreme Court

In the 22 years since she worked for Justice Stephen G. Breyer, whom she replaced last month, the court has become polarized and predictably conservative.

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Why Overturning Roe Will Unleash a Legal Storm for the Supreme Court

Battles over laws related to abortion like criminalizing out-of-state travel for the procedure will intensity in the legal system.

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What We Learned This Term About the Supreme Court’s Shift to the Right

The blockbuster decisions — on abortion, guns, religion and climate — told part of the story. But the court’s abrupt rightward shift ran through its entire docket.

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Protection of the Rights to Contraception and Same-Sex Marriage and Intimacy Is in the Constitution

Why the Supreme Court should not overturn the right to same-sex marriage.

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Is the Supreme Court Facing a Legitimacy Crisis?

Warnings of the court’s declining credibility are hardly new, but after Roe’s fall, they’ve intensified and moved well beyond the bench.

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The Supreme Court’s Fighting Words

Dobbs and Bruen revealed the sweeping terribleness of the current court’s reasoning.

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No Justice Alito, Reproductive Justice Is in the Constitution

The repeal of Roe v. Wade brings a return of sexual servitude for women.

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Decades Ago, Alito Laid Out Methodical Strategy to Eventually Overrule Roe

A slow-burning hostility to constitutional abortion rights runs through the career of the author of the Supreme Court opinion overturning them.

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The End of Roe

The Supreme Court’s abortion ruling will transform American life and politics.

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Special Episode: Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

In a decision with sweeping implications, the Supreme Court eliminated the constitutional right to abortion. What comes next?

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A Requiem for the Supreme Court After Roe’s Demise

The decision overturning Roe v. Wade is a stunning moment for America and for its high court.

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Abortion Ruling Poses New Questions About How Far Supreme Court Will Go

The decision overruling Roe v. Wade exposed internal divisions among conservative justices about reconsidering other rights.

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June 24, 2022: The Day Chief Justice Roberts Lost His Court

Outflanked by five impatient and ambitious justices to his right, the chief justice has become powerless to pursue his incremental approach.

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‘Shock and Dismay’ Over the Abortion Ruling

Readers decry the Supreme Court’s decision to force many women to unwillingly endure “the risks and consequences of pregnancy.”

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A Pro-Religion Court

What the 6-3 conservative Supreme Court majority’s latest ruling means.

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Pregnancy Can Affect the Body Forever. Have Abortion Foes Reckoned With That?

Yes, if women are required to go through the ultimate stress test, their liberty is curtailed.

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‘The G.O.P. Has Gone Even Farther to the Right Than I Expected’: Three Writers Talk About the Midterms

Unfortunately for Democrats, this year does not seem like it will offer an exception to the midterm jinx.

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Jocelyn Benson: Protests at Judges’ Homes Must Be Legal, but They Aren’t Effective

Despite the terrifying experience of armed protesters picketing Jocelyn Benson’s house, she supports the right to protest outside public officials’ homes.

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Abortion Questions for Justice Alito and His Supreme Court Allies

Isn’t having to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term the same as forced labor?

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How the Right to Birth Control Could Be Undone

Justice Alito left clues in his draft decision about what may be to come.

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Overturning Roe Will Not Make America More Democratic

Far from it.

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A Battle Over How to Battle Over Roe: Protests at Justices’ Homes Fuel Rancor

Many of the protesters have expressed concern that the scrutiny over the demonstrations has distracted from the real issue: restricting a woman’s right to have an abortion.

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After Roe Leak, Supreme Court Starts to Resemble Other Branches

The disclosure of a draft opinion that would overrule Roe v. Wade, legal experts said, was evidence that the court is not much different from other Washington institutions.

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If Roe Goes, Will the Right to Birth Control Be Next?

Democrats are warning that Roe’s fall could threaten a wide range of privacy rights — including the right to birth control.

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If You Think Republicans Will Stop at Overturning Roe, You Aren’t Paying Attention

No one wages a generational battle to reshape American society for the sake of a partial victory.

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If Roe Falls, Is Same-Sex Marriage Next?

The leaked draft opinion that would eliminate the constitutional right to abortion sent mixed signals about what other precedents might be at risk.

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Marilyn Monroe v. Samuel Alito

Puritans are winning. Women are losing.

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The Supreme Court Has Been Leaking for Years

Whatever legitimacy it had retained was sacrificed in the drive to build the majority that seems poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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How the Supreme Court Became ‘Intoxicated With Its Power’

Three lawyers discuss what the leak says about the politics of the Supreme Court — and predict where we may go from here.

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Draft Opinion Overturning Roe Raises a Question: Are More Precedents Next?

The legal reasoning that the Supreme Court’s conservative bloc is considering to end abortion rights could uproot a series of other past rulings that created modern rights.

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Protests May Not Change Roe. We Should Take to the Streets Anyway.

Change takes time, and it starts when people come together in outrage.

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Women Are Invisible in Justice Alito’s Abortion Opinion

He would erase the right to abortion without acknowledging the impact on women and on the constitutional understanding of sex equality.

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On Abortion, Beware the Feminism of Justice Alito

Women apparently have advanced so far, they no longer need guaranteed access to abortion.

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Roberts and Alito, Once Close Allies, Have Taken Divergent Paths

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. have become emblems of a stark divide at the Supreme Court as it confronts whether to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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The Fight Over Abortion History

The leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade also takes aim at its version of history, challenging decades of scholarship that argues abortion was not always a crime.

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Imagining a Post-Roe America: ‘I Am Scared’

A 22-year-old woman fears losing control over her body, and an 80-year-old recalls her illegal abortion. Also: Russian oligarchs’ property; Pelosi in Kyiv.

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‘You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet’: What’s Next if Roe Goes

A conversation on the extraordinary leak that could forever change reproductive rights in America.

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The Leaked Draft Opinion on Roe Draws on Familiar Arguments

Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. argued two basic points: The Constitution is silent on the question of abortion and Roe’s flaws make it unworthy of respect as precedent.

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Democrats Vow Response to Roe v. Wade Ruling but Have Few Options

With neither the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster of legislation to protect abortion rights nor the 50 votes to pass it, Senate Democrats said they would try anyway.

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Overturning ‘Roe’ Is a Radical, Not Conservative, Choice

An abrupt and profound change to an established law is utterly destructive to respect for the law.

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A Supreme Court in Disarray After an Extraordinary Breach

The leak of a draft majority opinion overruling Roe v. Wade raises questions about motives, methods and whether defections are still possible.

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Reversing Roe v. Wade: What It Would Mean for Women, and the Court’s Credibility

Readers react to news of a leaked draft indicating a likely overturning of the landmark abortion rights decision.

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Five Key Passages From the Leaked Supreme Court Roe v. Wade Draft

The wording in the 98-page ruling by Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. could still change. As drafted, it shows a majority of the court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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What the Leaked Draft on Abortion Reveals About the Supreme Court

What the leaked draft opinion on abortion rights reveals about the Supreme Court.

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Leaked Supreme Court Draft Would Overturn Roe v. Wade

A majority of the court privately voted to strike down the landmark abortion rights decision, according to the document, obtained by Politico.

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Supreme Court Struggles Over Biden’s Bid to End ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program

Known formally as the Migrant Protection Protocols, the program, adopted during the Trump administration, requires some migrants to wait in Mexico while their cases are heard.

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Supreme Court Leans Toward Coach in Case on School Prayer

Members of the court’s conservative majority indicated that the coach, Joseph A. Kennedy, had a constitutional right to kneel and pray at the 50-yard line after games.

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