When will the Roe v. Wade expected?
Possibly Friday 24 June 2022. Opinions are posted every 10 minutes and can be found here.
Technically, the abortion case is called Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
On June 22, 2022, SCOTUS blog wrote: “The Supreme Court added another Opinion Day this week. The court will deliver opinions both Thursday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. EDT. 13 cases remain to be decided.” However, when the decisions were made on Thursday, Roe was not included. That got all eyes on Friday 10am.
Here is the court schedule. Only June 24 remains as an opinion day. The New York Post notes the court could add more days. As such, some people think the Dobbs decision will come next week (last week of June) because the court has nine more decisions to release, which is a lot for one day.
Journalist Shannon Bream believes if the decision doesn’t come on Friday, it could come on Monday. “Monday is the ‘scheduled’ last day of the #SCOTUS term, so we expect to get opinions on that day. It’s possible we don’t do that!” she tweetedalthough Monday is not yet listed in the opinion days calendar.
Nothing is listed in July 2022.
It was possible that the court would issue the opinion of Roe v. Wade on Thursday, June 23, 2022, but it did not. The court issued four opinions on June 23, including a key decision on gun rights. According to The Independent, the court goes on summer break in late June or early July.
Here’s what you need to know:
In May 2022, an unknown person leaked to Politico that a majority of the judges were willing to grant Roe v. to knock Wade down.
The draft opinion was written by Judge Samuel Alito. It struck down the 1973 decision establishing the constitutional protection of abortion and a 1992 decision upholding it, titled Planned Parenthood vs. Casey.
“Roe was terribly wrong from the start,” Alito wrote in the draft report. It is of course always possible that the reasoning behind the draft opinion and the votes for or against the crackdown on Roe v. Wade have changed since then. Nobody really knows this question for sure.
What is Dobs? It’s a Mississippi case where the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which performs abortions, sued the state for banning abortions after 15 weeks without exception for rape or incest. The case centers on whether it is unconstitutional for states to ban or restrict abortion before fetuses are viable, or whether these decisions should be left to states. In other words, the key question is whether abortion is protected under the US Constitution.
As of the morning of June 23, the court still had 13 decisions to release — including Roe vs. Wade, according to the SCOTUS blog. Now the number has dropped to nine.
Although Roe is yet to come down Thursday, there has been a major gun decision. You can read it here.
The decision overturned a law in New York that restricted the concealed carrying of guns outside of a person’s home. According to CNN, it was the “biggest expansion of gun rights in a decade.”
“Because New York State only issues public licenses when an applicant demonstrates a special need for self-defense, we conclude that the state’s licensing system is unconstitutional,” Judge Clarence Thomas wrote in the ruling.
The court also allowed Republican lawmakers in North Carolina to intervene in challenges to the state’s voter ID law, allowed a death row inmate at George to challenge the method of death, and limited the ability for people to sue the police if they believed that her Miranda rights were violated.
The reaction to the weapon decision was heated.
New York governor Kathy Hochul criticized the decision on Twitter. Write“It is outrageous that in a moment of national reckoning on gun violence, the Supreme Court ruthlessly struck down a New York law restricting those who are allowed to carry concealed weapons.”
President Joe Biden released a statement condemning the court’s decision. He wrote partially
However, the National Rifle Association praised the decision in a statement, writing: “The National Rifle Association (NRA) welcomes the Supreme Court decision in the NYSRPA v. Bruen case. The court affirmed that the right to bear arms does not stop at a person’s front door. This is the most significant Second Amendment ruling in more than a decade.”
CONTINUE READING: A viral video shows a cat escaping a coyote in Texas.