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  1. Nov 2021
    1. The cases before the Supreme Court this fall are cause for alarm. Let’s make them a rallying cry for demanding reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right — and not just a privilege dependent on your race, where you live, whom you sleep with or how you define your identity.

      It is not an expression of despair or defeatism to acknowledge that supporters of abortion rights need to begin planning and mobilizing for a post-Roe nation.

  2. Oct 2021
    1. For this history-making term, which promises, along with the Texas and New York cases, major rulings on a 15-week near ban on abortion in Mississippi and on state funding for religious schools, Chief Justice Roberts clearly believes in protecting the court’s image by moving selectively, while Justices Samuel Alito, Gorsuch and Thomas have demonstrated a desire to rapidly transform American law. Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who joined the court two years before Justice Barrett, seems to be somewhere in between. So far, Justice Barrett has shown herself to be deeply conservative and a purposeful tactician. She hasn’t charged ahead on all fronts at once. But that may be because a bit of pacing — choosing with care when to make giant headlines — better serves her ideological goals.

      While we are distracted with the partisan political crisis de jour, the Supreme Court will be transforming our polity.