Many key decisions have already been decided by Trump’s Supreme Court. Thanks to a 6-3 conservative majority, the court has been crucial in pushing back the left’s socialist agenda. But today, they have taken up a case that could decide the fate of millions of Americans.
This morning, the court heard arguments for and against a law coming out of Mississippi. The law confronts a Supreme Court decision from 40 years ago that has sparked controversy for generations of Americans. How the court rules will send shockwaves through the country. And it can all hinge on one justice.
From Fox News:
Oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ended shortly before noon Wednesday after nearly two hours of arguments.
Many believe the case is the most important abortion litigation in the last 40 years.
The fate of the case — and the Roe v. Wade abortion precedent — now rests in the hands of the court’s nine justices…
“As I understand it, you’re arguing that the Constitution’s silent and therefore neutral on the question of abortion. In other words, that the Constitution’s neither pro-life nor pro-choice?” Kavanaugh said.
Stewart also agreed with that statement.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments over a pro-life law from Mississippi. The law prohibits abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The state itself claimed they passed the law in order to challenge Roe v. Wade in court. It’s believed that most of the conservative justices on the court will vote to overturn the old ruling.
But many are looking at Brett Kavanaugh as a swing vote that will decide the case.
The justices questioned the lawyers bringing arguments before the court. One exchange between Kavanaugh and Mississippi’s defending appeared to be eye-opening. The state’s arguments rest on the notion that the courts—as well as the federal government—do not have the power to regulate this practice.
It is the view of the state that only elected officials that represent state citizens have the right to decide on the issue. Mississippi’s Solicitor General went as far as to argue that the Constitution is “neutral” on the practice, meaning it does not have the power to either legalize or prohibit it.
This line of thought seemed to catch Kavanaugh’s attention. While the court’s decision is far from being made, this might give us some insight into how Kavanaugh will rule. If he ultimately agrees that the Constitutional is “neutral” on this issue, it might motivate him to join his conservative colleagues to overturn Roe.
That would grant states the power to decide for themselves. Which could result in Republican-led states outlawing the practice, while Democrat-run states could legalize it.
The court is expected to give a ruling sometime in early 2022.
- The Supreme Court heard arguments over a pro-life law from Mississippi.
- A deciding vote in their ruling could come from Justice Kavanaugh.
- Questioning from Kavanaugh suggests he might vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Source: Fox News