Supreme Court adds another opinion day this week as justices prepare ruling on future of Roe v Wade

The US Supreme Court added a third day of opinion issuance this week as justices near the end of their terms and prepare to deliver rulings on 13 remaining cases, including a decision that could nullify access to abortion and rulings in cases related to Second Amendment rights, the climate crisis and religion in public schools.

The justices will publish opinions on Thursday June 23 and Friday June 24, the court announced.

The court will post opinions on its website at 10-minute intervals beginning at 10 am ET on those days.

Reviews are usually posted in reverse order; for example, the opinions to be published on those days written by the newest judge on the court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, would be first, followed by those written by Justices Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch. , Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, etc.

Chief Justice John Roberts’ rulings are normally published last.

A decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization expected to overturn landmark ruling in 1973 Roe vs. Wade and its affirmative sentence in 1992 Planned Parenthood vs. Caseycases that affirmed constitutional protections for abortion care.

A leaked draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito indicates the high court’s conservative majority is poised to overturn decades-old precedent, which could quickly or immediately outlaw abortion in more than a dozen states and force the closure of dozens of reproductive health clinics. .

the dobbs the case involves a Mississippi law that prohibits abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancy; the Roe The decision affirmed constitutional protections for abortion care up to 23 or 24 weeks of pregnancy, while the Casey The ruling sought to prohibit states from placing an “undue burden” on access to abortion. The state’s attorneys asked the court to consider whether “all previability bans on elective abortions are unconstitutional.”

On December 3, 2021, two days after the justices heard oral arguments in the dobbs case, the judges met for their regularly scheduled weekly conference for preliminary votes on recent cases.

Judges Alito, Clarence Thomas, Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, the last three appointed by Donald Trump, voted “no” on the central question of the case, according to political, who published the leaked draft opinion dated February 10.

The court’s investigation into the draft leak is ongoing.

The public does not know which opinions will be released in advance, or how many will be released on any given day. When an “R” number is added to the list of opinions issued that day, the justices have noted that they no longer published their rulings for the day.

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