Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Importance of Judicial Nominees to the Battle over Abortion

Slate: Dear President Obama, This Is Why Judges Matter, by Emily Bazelon & Dahlia Lithwick:

Two Bush appointees deliver body blows to reproductive rights—and demonstrate the power of the bench.

It’s been a day of body blows for reproductive rights. On Thursday night, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit reversed a lower court’s decision to temporarily block a provision of the omnibus Texas abortion law that requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. . . . On Friday, morning, it was the turn of another extremely conservative woman chosen for the bench by Bush, Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. . . .

Contraception, In the Courts, Religion and Reproductive Rights, Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) | Permalink

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