Hi, and welcome back to Bench Report! I hope this newsletter is the last thing standing between you and the long weekend. Send all your news, tips and feedback to [email protected], and follow me on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.Demonstrators for and against abortion rights demonstrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the day of arguments in the Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt case. March 2, 2016. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM.
Abortion Ruling Ups Calls for Court Reform
All anyone can talk about this week is the Supreme Court, and with good reason. The justices this week let Texas’s six-week ban on abortions go into effect and, nearly 24 hours later, said they wouldn’t block it for now in an order that lacked both a thorough explanation and signatures.