In honor of this country’s focus on Roe v. Wade and the media’s implication that the only Supreme Court cases a Justice Samuel Alito Jr. would rule on are abortion related, I sat down recently to read the late Justice Harry Blackmun’s 32-year-old decision.

It’s a rambling monstrosity, lacking coherency and any genuine basis in constitutional law. And this conclusion is from someone generally supportive of a woman’s right to an abortion.

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