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The court heard oral argument in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (audio available here).

ARGUMENT ANALYSIS

Majority of court appears poised to roll back abortion rights

 at 1:04 p.m. (updated Dec. 1 at 5:15 p.m.)

During Wednesday’s argument, it appeared likely that the court’s conservative majority would uphold a Mississippi law that bans nearly all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, but it was not clear how many votes there were to overturn Roe v. Wade entirely.

large crowd of supporters and opponents of abortion hold dueling signs in front of supreme court building

Supporters and opponents of abortion rights protest in front of the Supreme Court on Wednesday. (Katie Barlow)

A VIEW FROM THE COURTROOM

“Feelings run high”: Two hours of tense debate on an issue that divides the court and the country

 at 7:22 p.m.

Pointed questions from the nine justices and weighty arguments from three lawyers left little doubt about the high stakes of the Mississippi abortion case.

A VIEW FROM THE PLAZA

Rallies, speeches, signs, and prayers as activists converge outside the courthouse

 at 6:35 p.m.

Hundreds of people on both sides of the abortion debate demonstrated outside the court on Wednesday.

ARGUMENT ANALYSIS

Justices mull Chevron and voice skepticism of Medicare’s rate cut for hospital drugs

 at 7:53 p.m.

In the second case of the week involving Medicare payments to hospitals, some conservative justices mused about abandoning the Chevron doctrine.

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