Progress has lurched backward

Abortion rights activists participate in a mass civil disobedience action near the US Capitol to protest the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe Vs. Wade in Washington, D.C., on June 30. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images/TNS

This is not just another setback.

Anyone who’s lived long enough has seen the Supreme Court issue a ruling they didn’t like. This is not that. No, what made the ruling that felled Roe v. Wade and its companion case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, more than just another disappointment, what made it the judicial equivalent of a kick in the teeth, is, as Justices Sotomayor, Kagan and Breyer noted in a peppery dissent, the fact that this is the first time in history rights granted by the court have been rescinded.

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Poor Leonard...something doesn't go his way and it's the same old tripe. "Attack on Democracy". "America is going backwards". "All people except me are racist". It gets boring. Meanwhile, Mr. Pitts is being paid very handsomely to spread his hate and division. Sorry Leonard...most of mainstream America isn't fooled.

Joseph Savoca

Everything that the current day Republican politicians are pushing is moving the United States back in time to the 1950's, 1850's...or to being more like the repressive regimes around the world.

Thomas puts out there what types of cases he wants to hear next knowing people will follow his orders and knowing how he will rule. He has an agenda. This smacks of legislating from the bench. He shouldn't be ordering what cases to hear.

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