Wednesday, April 18, 2012

On April 18

On this day in ...
... 2007 (5 years ago today), as IntLawGrrl Johanna E. Bond reported at the time, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a law banning late-term abortions. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote on behalf of a 5-Justice majority in Gonzales v. Carhart that the prohibition did not place an undue burden on women's right to choose whether to end a pregnancy, and thus did not contravene the decision in Roe v. Wade (1973). As we've posted, on this day Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (right) delivered from the bench a summary of her vigorous dissent from the Carhart majority's interpretation of its substantive due process precedent. (photo credit)

(Prior April 18 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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