More a headline than a diary (and will delete if someone else more properly covers the issue/news.  

The GuardianSupreme court strikes down strict Texas abortion law aimed at closing clinics .

5 to 3 ruling with Anthony Kennedy joining the liberal wing of the court.  

Good news for women.  Bad news for those progressive/regressive folks seeking the overturn the legal status quo on abortion.

Politico SC Overturns Bob McDonnell’s Corruption Conviction

8 to 0.  I’m going to have to read and think about this decision before forming an opinion on it, but the top line words don’t sound good at all.

Billmon:

The SCOTUS’s day: Pro choice, pro corruption.

“Govt’s position in case puts ‘every federal, state & local official nationwide in its prosecutorial crosshairs.’ “

My, wouldn’t that be terrible.

Roberts: “would cripple ability of elected officials to fulfill their role in a representative democracy” i.e. taking bribes.

Horsetrading?

Update: June 28, 2016. As should have been expected.

ReutersSupreme Court spurns abortion restrictions in two more states

Reverberations from the U.S. Supreme Court’s major ruling backing abortion rights were felt on Tuesday as the justices rejected bids by Mississippi and Wisconsin to revive restrictions on abortion doctors matching those struck down in Texas on Monday.

The laws in Mississippi and Wisconsin required doctors to have “admitting privileges,” a type of difficult-to-obtain formal affiliation, with a hospital within 30 miles (48 km) of the abortion clinic. Both were put on hold by lower courts.

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