Abortion ruling by Supreme Court sparks closer scrutiny of substantive due process

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last week overruling landmark decisions on abortion rights set off legal, political and social earthquakes. Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion largely tracks the leaked draft that was published in early May, so its 79 pages were less of a surprise as to their content, even if the court’s actual release of the decision was a gut punch to abortion-rights supporters and a cause for abortion opponents to rejoice.

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