The court recently ruled, in a 5-4 decision penned by Roberts, that President Trump's reversal of former President Barack Obama’s DACA executive order –­ that shielded immigrants who came to the country illegally as children from deportation –­ was in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), which sets out rulemaking procedures for federal agencies. "This case is similar to, nearly identical with, Whole Woman's Health. "You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.". Monday's ruling, meanwhile, could impact legal and political efforts to roll back broader abortion rights. He served as U.S. solicitor general under President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2008, and he has argued more than 100 cases at the Supreme Court. "With this win, the clinics in Louisiana can stay open to serve the one million women of reproductive age in the state. ", ROBERTS EMBRACES ROLE AS SUPREME COURT SWING JUSTICE, WITH LATEST CHURCH RULING. In fact, the gist of his separate opinion is that he believes his reading of Casey is the better way to remain faithful to that case. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who just recently stepped aside in the race to join Biden in his quest for the White House, called the decision “the right thing to do” but, like several of her Democratic colleagues, urged Congress to work to work further abortion protections into law. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. “The Chief Justice may believe that he’s protecting the institutional integrity of the Court, but in reality his politicized decision-making only undermines it.”. "Abortion and the court has been a political issue for quite a long time," said Paul Smith, a Georgetown Law Center professor who has also argued several cases before the Supreme Court. You've successfully subscribed to this newsletter! SCOTUS won’t face abortion case after lower court eases Texas’ pandemic ban However, numerous challenges to similar state bans amid the coronavirus … Happily, my robe now hangs in the robing room closet where the name plaque above mine reads “Judge Ruth B. Ginsburg.”. Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, said her organization was "appalled" by the Supreme Court's decision. He couldn’t bring himself to join Justice Breyer’s opinion, writing his own opinion instead. The left knows that if she gets in, their crown jewel, Roe v Wade, could well be up for grabs. All rights reserved. Justice Goodwin Liu is an associate justice of the California Supreme Court. Continue reading », By Tom Goldstein on Sep 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm. In other words, the bottom line here is that the status quo in the world of abortion should remain as long as this court doesn’t change. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, ", Amy Hagstrom Miller, president and CEO of Whole Woman's Health, said in a statement, "In a time where our nation yearns to move forward progressively, the Trump Administration acted to move the dial back decades by filling the courts with conservative judges and justices. But second, Chief Justice Roberts does seem more than willing to allow all sorts of abortion restrictions short of illegality. People participate in an abortion rights rally outside of the Supreme Court as the justices hear oral arguments in the June Medical Services v. Russo case, March 4, 2020, in Washington, D.C. MORE: Family's abortion story sheds light on stakes of Supreme Court ruling, MORE: Explaining the third-party question in the Supreme Court abortion case, MORE: Supreme Court set to hear critical Louisiana abortion case, questioning what's called "third-party standing,".