SCOTUS

Where Things Stand: Alito’s Roe Opinion Was Filled With Language Pushed By Evangelical Group
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A former leader of a religious right activist group recently admitted on a podcast that the language that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito used in his damning majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade mirrored rhetoric the Christian group has been pushing on Supreme Court justices for decades.

Rev. Rob Schenck recently appeared on an episode of the State of Belief podcast to discuss his efforts as a former member of the group Faith and Action to, essentially, sway justices’ views on social issues through prayer sessions. The interview is from earlier this month, but Politico surfaced it here. It’s worth a listen if you want to get a better understanding of how these unofficial evangelical lobbying-via-prayer efforts work, but it reinforces a theme we covered earlier this summer when an official at the evangelical organization, Liberty Counsel, was caught on a hot mic bragging about secretly praying with Supreme Court justices.

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on September 13, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Listen To This: Marriage And Manchin

A new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast is live! This week, Josh and Kate discuss a bill to codify the right to same-sex marriage, Joe Manchin’s latest antics and the possible last Jan. 6 hearing.

You can listen to the new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast here.

Where Things Stand: Anti-Abortion Group’s New Memo Highlights GOPers Squirming On Roe
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In case you missed it, it’s worth looking at this memo that the big anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America sent to Republican lawmakers last week outlining messaging points and policy proposals for the party to push in the wake of Roe’s demise.

The messaging tight-rope they’re walking to avoid fully dancing on Roe’s grave remains interesting.

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Listen To This: Courts And Constitutions

A new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast is live! This week, Josh and Kate discuss the dynamics of the new abortion politics.

You can listen to the new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast here.

Where Things Stand: Abortion May Be Directly On The Ballot In Michigan This Fall Too
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A group of pro-abortion activists in Michigan have succeeded in collecting close to double the signatures necessary to get a question on the ballot this fall that, if approved by voters, would codify abortion rights into the state constitution.

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Listen To This: Danger And Opportunity

A new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast is live! This week, Josh and Kate wrap up the end of a head-spinning Supreme Court term.

You can listen to the new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast here.

Where Things Stand: Colorado Guv Takes Safe Haven Efforts A Step Further
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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis — a Democrat up for reelection — signed an executive order this week that will, essentially, protect Colorado from having to cooperate with other states’ investigations into people seeking or providing abortions.

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Where Things Stand: Even In States Scrambling To Ban Abortion, A Majority Don’t Agree With SCOTUS
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The results of Pew Research Center’s first poll on abortion since Roe was overturned came out today, revealing, unsurprisingly, that the majority of Americans do not agree with the Supreme Court’s decision to tear down the landmark case, which found abortion to be a constitutional right in the U.S. nearly 50 years ago.

The percentage of Americans who don’t support the death of Roe hasn’t shifted much since Pew conducted its last poll on the issue — 62 percent, overall, said abortion should be legal in most or all cases.

But interestingly, a slim majority disagree with the Supreme Court even in the states that have outlawed abortion in recent days and in states where lawmakers are scrambling to pass new restrictions and bans in the wake of Roe’s demise.

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