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Federalism & Abortion

Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld Ohio’s ban on partial birth abortion. I’ll leave the merits of this specific law to others, and merely suggest (hope?) that this decision could augur a modest restoration of federalism principles in the context of abortion law.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.

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