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Monday, July 11, 2005

SCOTUS abortion ready-reckoner

The Times helps a little.

Essentially, overturning Roe v Wade requires a two vote swing compared with Planned Parenthood v Casey. Assuming Rehnquist goes - and O'Connor doesn't stay as Chief Justice [1] - that requires a slate of three sucessful conservative SCOTUS nominations.

Overturning Stenberg v Carhart, the Nebraska partial birth abortion case, needs only a one vote swing. And Ayotte v Planned Parenthood on a NH parental notification law is down for next term.

Gonzales, presumably, is more reliable on these adjectival abortion laws than on overturning Roe.

  1. What's up with that?

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