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Monday, June 20, 2022

“Inside One Abortion Clinic, Signs of Nationwide Struggles; The Planned Parenthood clinic in Fort Myers, Fla., has seen an increase in patients arriving from Texas, even as it struggles to keep up with increasing restrictions in its own state”: Gabriela Bhaskar and Abby Goodnough of The New York Times have this report.

Posted at 8:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“With Roe Set to End, Many Women Worry About High-Risk Pregnancies; Most states likely to outlaw abortions allow for exceptions to save a mother’s life; But many women and doctors ask: Where will lawmakers draw the line?” Jack Healy has this front page article in today’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 7:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Health-Care Providers Brace for Surge of Out-of-State Abortions If Roe Is Overturned; In Illinois, patient volume is expected to more than double; Clinics expand logistics help, hospitals add discount packages”: Carey Goldberg and Lauren Coleman-Lochner of Bloomberg News have this report.

Posted at 7:34 PM by Howard Bashman

“A New Way to Select Justices? A sortition approach to Supreme Court selection could revitalize the Constitution’s separation of powers.” James Wallner and Lee Drutman have this post at the “Law & Liberty” blog.

Posted at 5:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Religious Freedom Restoration Act Formula Comes Full Circle in Florida”: Online at Justia’s Verdict, Marci A. Hamilton has an essay that begins, “The Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor, a Jewish synagogue in Florida, has sued the state saying that Florida’s new restrictive abortion laws violate their religious faith.”

Posted at 3:57 PM by Howard Bashman

“Democrats Want Federal Enclaves To Subvert State Abortion Bans; Could a Post Office building, say, or a military base become a venue for an abortion clinic?” Stephen Prager of The New York Sun has this report.

Posted at 3:27 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Supreme Court, Public Opinion and the Fate of Roe; According to the conventional wisdom, the court rarely strays too far from the popular will; That view will face a reckoning in the coming weeks”: Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his “Sidebar” column in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 2:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“A Quarter of All Abortion Clinics Would Close in US If Roe Is Overturned; Trigger laws would immediately shut down operations in almost a dozen states”: Taylor Johnson of Bloomberg News has this report.

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“This Texas teen wanted an abortion. She now has twins. Brooke Alexander found out she was pregnant 48 hours before the Texas abortion ban took effect.” Caroline Kitchener of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 1:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why the ‘Privacy’ Wars Rage On: Privacy rights protect personal autonomy and shield survivors of abuse; They also conceal abuse and safeguard the powerful; Is the concept coherent?” Law professor Jeannie Suk Gersen has this Annals of Law article in the June 27, 2022 issue of The New Yorker.

Posted at 1:53 PM by Howard Bashman

“Iowa Supreme Court’s abortion reversal may cast long shadow”: Laura Belin has this post at her “Bleeding Heartland” blog.

Posted at 1:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“What a Roberts compromise on abortion could look like; It’s a longshot, but court watchers are closely eyeing the chief justice for middle ground on Roe”: Josh Gerstein of Politico has this report.

Posted at 1:46 PM by Howard Bashman

In case you were wondering whether Juneteenth was a federal holiday that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit was planning to observe: The answer is “no,” as evidenced by this published opinion issued today.

Circuit Judge Cory T. Wilson‘s opinion for a unanimous three-judge panel begins, “This is a case about beer.” Like Juneteenth, this case originated from Texas.

Because the Fifth Circuit’s Clerk’s Office is closed for extra days as the result of Mardi Gras, the Fifth Circuit does not close for business for all federal holidays. The federal holidays that the Fifth Circuit does not observe are Martin Luther King Day, Washington’s Birthday, Juneteenth National Independence Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day.

Posted at 1:39 PM by Howard Bashman