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Summary of Partial-Birth Ruling: Ginsburg’s Dissent


The press of business compels a very quick summary of Justice Ginsburg’s dissent (which is full of fiery rhetoric):


The Court’s decision refuses to take Casey and Stenberg seriously.  A health exception is necessary.  The Court blurs the line between pre-viability and post-viability.  Its holding regarding facial challenges is inconsistent with precedent.  The only redemptive feature of the opinion is that as-applied challenges may proceed.    

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