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7:20 AM ET, June 25, 2022


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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Kavanaugh Gave Private Assurances.  Collins Says He ‘Misled’ Her.  —  “Roe is 45 years old, it has been reaffirmed many times, lots of people care about it a great deal,” the justice told the senator, according to notes from a private meeting before his confirmation.
Discussion: The Full Belmonte and TheBlaze
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
June 24, 2022: The Day Chief Justice Roberts Lost His Court  —  Outflanked by five impatient and ambitious justices to his right, the chief justice has become powerless to pursue his incremental approach.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  WASHINGTON — In the most important case …
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Requiem for the Supreme Court  —  They did it because they could.  —  It was as simple as that.  —  With the stroke of a pen, Justice Samuel Alito and four other justices, all chosen by Republican presidents running on successive party platforms committed to overturning Roe v. Wade …
Discussion: SCOTUSblog
Daniel Desrochers / Kansas City Star:
Josh Hawley says abortion ruling will push people to move states, strengthening the GOP  —  What does overturning Roe v. Wade mean for KS, MO?  —  The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, a landmark 1973 court ruling that established abortion as a constitutional right, that revokes the right from women and
Shawna Chen / Axios:
California, Washington and Oregon launch “West Coast offense” to protect abortion rights  —  California, Washington and Oregon are launching a “West Coast offense” to protect reproductive rights following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the states' Democratic governors announced Friday.
Chabeli Carrazana / The 19th:
Patients sat in abortion clinic waiting rooms as Roe fell.  They all had to be turned away.  —  Patients were in the lobby, waiting, the moment it became a post-Roe America.  —  The staff at Alamo Women's Reproductive Services Clinic in San Antonio had just received a call from their attorney …
Jacob Knutson / Axios:
AG Garland says states can't ban FDA-approved abortion pills  —  Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement Friday, in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, that states cannot ban mifepristone, a medication that is used to bring about an abortion.
The White House:
FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Actions In Light of Today's Supreme Court Decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization  —  Today, President Biden announced actions that his Administration is taking to protect women who will face the grave consequences of today's Supreme Court decision.
Discussion: CBS News and NBC News
Jeannie Suk Gersen / New Yorker:
When the Supreme Court Takes Away a Long-Held Constitutional Right  —  The crude reality of the political machinations involved in overruling Roe v. Wade makes it galling to read the Court's self-portrayal as a picture of proper judicial restraint.  —  We have known for some time that this …
Grid News:
It's not just period trackers: The post-Roe digital data dragnet is bigger than you think  —  As states move to ban abortion, digital footprints could prove a new risk to people seeking to terminate pregnancies.  —  The fall of Roe v. Wade will let states limit or ban abortion …
Discussion: STAT
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
America 1.0 had jumped the shark before Roe decision, but we can start anew  —  There were perhaps a couple of dozen abortion-rights protesters outside the venerable U.S. Supreme Court steps at 10 a.m. on the gray summer Friday when Roe v. Wade's nearly 49-year run as law of the land finally and predictably ended.
Truck Driver Rams Into Abortion Rights Demonstrators At Roe Rally In Iowa  —  A victim told HuffPost that the agitated driver careened into protesters on purpose in downtown Cedar Rapids.  At least one person was hospitalized.  —  A truck driver careened into a group of demonstrators in Cedar Rapids …
Discussion: TheBlaze
Orlando Sentinel:
Abortion ruling emphasizes Latinas' need for access to reproductive health care  —  Politics should not interfere in any Latina's ability to exercise the deeply personal decisions related to reproductive health, dignity, and autonomy.  This has been our long-held position …
Washington Post:
5 big truths about the Supreme Court's gutting of Roe  —  Like it or not, here's the reality: The Supreme Court has become the site of a new political Forever War.  —  That court has now done what liberals insisted it would and what conservatives alternately prayed for and denied …
National Review:
A Stain Erased  —  At last.  It has taken 49 years and five months, but the Supreme Court has finally reversed the monstrous injustice it worked in 1973.  In Roe v. Wade, seven justices cast aside the laws of every state protecting unborn children from the violence of abortion …
Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
They Really Did It  —  The Supreme Court's conservatives finally felt safe to do what they wanted to do.
Discussion: NBC News
Caroline Kitchener / Washington Post:
'We're done': Chaos and tears as an abortion clinic abruptly shuts down
Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
Trump publicly praises Roe's repeal — but privately frets about impact
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Trump praises Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, says ruling ‘will work out for everybody’
Isabella Simonetti / New York Times:
The decision to overturn Roe could have economic ramifications.
Discussion: Original Jurisdiction
Scott Lemieux / American Prospect:
Getting Real About the Post-'Roe' World
U.S. Department of Justice:
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization
The Texas Tribune:
Whole Woman's Health clinics cease abortions in Texas after Roe ruling
Suspected Russian spy was well-liked by classmates, but something just seemed a little off  —  Washington (CNN)Victor Muller's accent just didn't sound right.  —  The man now alleged to be a Russian spy was studying at the prestigious Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies …
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Edward Luce / Financial Times:
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New York Times:
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Discussion: Washington Post
J. Joel Alicea / City Journal:
An Originalist Victory  —  The Supreme Court's Dobbs ruling is a tremendous success …
UK's Boris Johnson says U.S. abortion decision is a “big step backwards”
Discussion: The Dossier
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Discussion: Raw Story
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Discussion: The Tennessean and Raw Story
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Discussion: New York Magazine
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