An Abortion Law Signed By Pence Could Be First One To Make It To A Supreme Court With Kavanaugh On The Bench
The Indiana law prohibited abortion because of the gender, race or disability of the fetus, such as Down syndrome. Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says he doesn't know if he's going to vote for Brett Kavanaugh to fill the empty Supreme Court seat.
Pence’s Anti-Abortion Law Could Upend Roe V. Wade
An anti-abortion law Vice President Mike Pence signed as governor of Indiana could become the case that lets the Supreme Court reshape abortion rights as soon as next year. The Indiana law — which prohibited abortion because of the gender, race or disability of the fetus, such as Down syndrome — was blocked by lower courts and is one of three significant anti-abortion state statutes that are sitting one level below the Supreme Court. If Indiana appeals this fall, and the justices accept the case, it could be the opening for a broader ruling on Roe v. Wade that could redefine abortion rights nationwide. (Haberkorn, 7/23)
Wavering Rand Sets Off Supreme Court Spectacle
Rand Paul is one of a handful of senators who'll determine whether Brett Kavanaugh lands on the Supreme Court — and the Kentucky Republican has every intention of maximizing his leverage. Paul is again inviting fellow senators to play the will-he-or-won’t-he guessing game when it comes to his decision — expressing grave concerns about Kavanaugh’s approach to personal privacy while insisting his vote could go either way, depending on what the judge says in the coming weeks and months. (Everett, 7/23)