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Editor's Note :
On Monday, December 9, we expect additional orders from the December 6 Conference at 9:30 a.m. On Tuesday, December 10, we expect one or more opinions in argued cases at 10:00 a.m. We will begin live blogging at 9:45.
Issue: (1) Whether the Ninth Circuit correctly held that the “viability”
line from Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey remains the only critical factor
in determining constitutionality, to the exclusion
of other significant governmental interests,
or whether Arizona’s post-twenty-week limitation is facially
valid because it does not pose a substantial obstacle
to a safe abortion; (2) whether the Ninth Circuit erred in declining to recognize
that the State’s interests in preventing documented
fetal pain, protecting against a significantly
increased health risk to the mother, and upholding the integrity of the medical profession
are sufficient to support limitations on abortion
after twenty weeks gestational age when terminating
the pregnancy is not necessary to avert
death or serious health risk to the mother; and (3) whether, if the Ninth Circuit correctly held that its decision
is compelled by this Court’s precedent in Roe v. Wade and its progeny, those precedents should
be revisited in light of the recent, compelling evidence
of fetal pain and significantly increased
health risk to the mother for abortions performed
after twenty weeks gestational age.
On Monday the Court issued additional orders from the November 26 Conference. Lyle's post on those orders is here. On Tuesday, the Court issued opinions in two cases, the archived live blog is here. This is the first week of the Court’s December sitting, and the Justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments Monday through Wednesday. The December hearing list is here.
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