Skip to comments.Supreme Court blocks Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban
Posted on 01/13/2014 7:43:10 AM PST by Olog-hai
The Supreme Court on Monday blocked Arizona from enforcing a ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, in the latest blow for states that have tried to enact strict abortion laws.
The high court declined to hear an appeal from Arizona, leaving in place a prior ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that determined the law was unconstitutional. The Supreme Court decision effectively strikes down the law.
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So what if AZ simply ignores SCOTUS?
They won’t, but it might be interesting to look into the details of the law.
In Texas, the law that has stirred up so much emotion contains a loophole in its wording saying that if someone feels burdened by the law it doesn’t apply to them.
A poster told me that 20-week TX law would withstand court muster.
No doubt it would because the abortion law there was a symbolic act from business as usual Republican politicians reacted to by business as usual Democrat politicians like Wendy Davis with a lot of drama..
TX seems to me to be the Republican-party of the states: all talk and posing, no real, effective action.
Sad to see them embrace so fully The Tao of Republican Orthodoxy.
I have said that 95 percent of the Republicans we elect either fake conservatism or repudiate it like Peter King and John McCain.
Exactly. If states can have their local versions of the Second Amendment, why not gradations of "rights" like abortion that aren't really rights?
I equate many to Trojan Horses sent to undermine our republic.
And the liberals worry about convicted murderers who complain about feeling burned.
As well they should. As well most should.
Gingrich was right. An outright elimination of the 9th circuit is in order.
Yes, exactly the way Obama and Holder ignore SCOTUS. Precedent and all that.
There’s a special place in Hell reserved for those ba$tards.
Texas restrictions on abortions and funding, in both the last two legislatures, directly led to the closing of the abortion mill here in Bryan, TX.
If that’s what counts as going through the motions, I’ll take it.
Texas law properly regulates the medical side of abortion. There is no imagined “right to privacy” when it comes to commerce.
There is no conscience anymore in our court system. The Libs have a stranglehold for the foreseeable future. The total irony is that Big Media and the Libs have convinced the sheeple they they are the caring, compassionate ones. Ridiculous!
Did that grining bastard and protege of Bush II vote against the ban here?
It's another victory for abortionists.
Did life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness go out with Roe vs. Wade?
It seems like it.
The Ninth Circuit Court again.....continue the appeal process.
First thing the GOP should do if they win in 2016 and have the Senate is to appoint additional judges to the bench to offset these idiots.
It appears your state of New Mexico isn’t leading the pack either!!
Yeah, that was disappointing news.
There's a lot of stuff screwed-up in this state, I'll admit it.
EXACTLY!! Eff SCOTUS!
Clearly clinic rules and regulations do have an effect.
Here in PA where Kermit Gosnell did his dirty work, new regs were passed, but its sad that when three different people were governor, 2 R’s and 1 D, the Gosnell clinic was not inspected by the state health department.
The grand jury that indicted Gosnell and others said “politics” was involved in the case. The prosecutor never followed up on that.
But our GOP controlled legislature and Republican governor chose not to pass or promote any kind of 20-week ban legislation at all.
BUT THE TWENTY WEEK BAN ON ABORTIONS IN TEXAS THAT REPUBLICANS PASSED WAS A SYMBOLIC POLITICAL ACT WITH NO TEETH TO IT AND BOTH PARTIES AND THEIR AFFILIATED ORGS LIKE PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE ARE PUTTING ON A SHOW IN OPPOSING IT AND SUPPORTING IT TO RAISE MONEY FROM UNSUSPECTING GRASSROOTS SUPPORTERS WHO DON’T REALIZE THEY ARE BEING HUSTLED BY THE POLITICAL MACHINES.
FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.
Back in the 1950s, Arkansas ignored a SCOTUS order to integrate Central High School in Little Rock. President Eisenhower federalized the Arkansas National Guard and ordered them to enforce to SCOTUS order.
And no, I am not comparing abortion to desegregation. I am just pointing out that the federal courts can call on the federal Executive Branch to enforce their orders and, if the President is on board, the Feds outgun the states. (If the President is not on board, things can be very different, as when President Jackson ignored SCOTUS's order against removing the Cherokee Indians from their land.)
No one on SCOTUS voted for or against the Arizona law. SCOTUS simply refused to hear the case (as they do with 98% of the cases that are brought up). There were no opinions written and no recorded dissents. The result is that the 9th Circuit decision stands, but it is not binding precedent outside of the 9th Circuit; SCOTUS's refusal to hear a case does not establish any precedent.
The 9th court is a God forsaken nightmare! It makes NO difference what
the voters vote for THEY overturn EVERYTHING! How old are these justices? Something HAS to be done about this DAMNED court!!!
SCOTUS ping. (NB: This was a denial of certiorari, not an actual SCOTUS decision.)
You got it.
Just like I've been saying right along.
NRTL's main focus, which is "twenty week" "and then you can kill the baby" bills, are immoral, unconstitutional, and ultimately USELESS at stopping abortion on demand.
Wake up, people!
The "strategy" of the "pro-life" industry is now thoroughly discredited.
AZ should pass a new but very similar law and enforce it ,,, if the 9th circus becomes involved just use delaying tactics ...
Right. State nullification of unconstitutional federal government interference with states' freedom. Abortion is by no means allowed or delegated by the Constitution to the federal government no matter how convoluted the contortionists on the Left twist the Constitution. Abortion is plainly and clearly not a federal issue. With clear and valid legal reasoning, AZ should just ignore SCOTUS on this one.
No, hardly the way this rogue, out-of control POTUS does it. AZ has a constitutional argument. Obama illegally ignores the Constitution.
Yeah but “SCOTUS Denies Cert for 9999th Time This Session” isn’t as attention-grabbing, now is it? ;p
Please note: No one on SCOTUS voted for or against the Arizona law. SCOTUS simply refused to hear the case (as they do with 98% of the cases that are brought up). There were no opinions written and no recorded dissents. The result is that the 9th Circuit decision stands, but it is not binding precedent outside of the 9th Circuit; SCOTUS’s refusal to hear a case does not establish any precedent.
Then AZ should nullify the 9th circuit decision for the same reasons given on Post #32.
anybody still think SCOTUS is “conservative”?
They need to pass a tax on abortion doctors, clinics, nurses and abortions themselves. Then it would be Constitutional.
You can tax Americans as much as you want you just cannot take away their welfare, same sex marriage rights or the right to kill your baby.
Federalism is a joke played on conservatives by “conservative” politicians and “conservative” judges.
It’s a club. I’ve been reading what the SCOTUS did during the government caused Great Depression. Once FDR got the political heat going they just fell in line with whatever the flavor of the day was in DC.
Why stand up for the Constitution when it pays so well to just go along? How many billions does the Constitution pay out? How many billions does ignoring the Constitution pay out?
That’s where we’re at. The funny thing is that one of the founding “progressives”, Charles Beard, said he hated the Constitution and called it illegitimate because the Founders wrote it to their own economic benefit and not for the benefit of the common man.
Now, the common man is a slave to a government that ignores the Constitution and is steeped in the crony capitalism practiced by the modern plutocracy. I look forward to kicking Beard in whatever rear his spirit currently possesses. I hope I have to wait a long time until that day, though.
Do you have a link to that source or information?
Not enough. For the past century plus, the elites of our America, and every country has and needs its elites, have been brainwashed, bribed or beaten by the Left. They’re natural joiners, love the insulated noncompetitive government environment where they can push their schemes on an ignorant public. The only hope is that technology will make most government unneeded. I don’t see it happening, though. Somehow they float back up, no matter how many times we flush.
One of the biggest liars of our history.
The funny thing is that one of the founding progressives, Charles Beard, said he hated the Constitution and called it illegitimate because the Founders wrote it to their own economic benefit and not for the benefit of the common man
Yep, and a much freer generation of Americans let it happen. Why?
I have a post from a Freeper Eternal Vigilance #31 in this thread.
I confirmed the authenticity of the post by going to the Texas House website and looking for the bill, which I believe was numbered 2 in the session last year that passed it on the way to the Senate.