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Draft Overturning Roe Quotes Infamous Witch Trial Judge With Long-Discredited Ideas On Rape
Justice Alito’s leaked opinion cites Sir Matthew Hale, a 17th-century jurist who conceived the notion that husbands can’t be prosecuted for raping their wives, who sentenced women to death as “witches,” and whose misogyny stood out even in his time.
Where Things Stand: A Link Between Backsliding Democracies And Abortion Bans
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There’s lots of brilliant think pieces from reporters, scholars and political observers to consume today to help wrap one’s head around the gravity of the last 24-hours. Here’s another take to add to the list this evening.

New York Times writer Max Fisher flagged a piece he published back in September 2021 here:

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At Least Four Supreme Court Justices Cosign Legal Theory That Existentially Threatens Fair Elections
In a dissent, justices floated a fringe legal theory that found favor among conservatives as Trump tried to contest the 2020 election.
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