|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|21-3||8th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2021|
Issues: (1) Whether Missouri’s restriction on abortions performed solely because the unborn child may have Down syndrome is categorically invalid under Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey and Roe v. Wade, or whether it is a valid, reasonable regulation of abortion that seeks to prevent the elimination of children with Down syndrome through eugenic abortion; (2) whether Missouri’s restrictions on abortions performed after eight, 14, 18, and 20 weeks of gestational age are categorically invalid, or whether they are valid, reasonable regulations of abortion that advance important state interests; and (3) whether the “penumbral” right to abortion recognized in Roe v. Wade, and partially reaffirmed in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, should be overruled.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jun 30 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 2, 2021)|
|Jul 07 2021||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Eric S. Schmitt, in his official capacity as Attorney General of Missouri, et al.|
|Aug 09 2021||Letter from counsel for respondents dated August 5, 2021 received. filed.|
|Aug 18 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.|
|Sep 01 2021||Letter from counsel for petitioners dated August 31, 2021 filed.|
|Oct 04 2021||Petition DENIED. After this petition was filed, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit withdrew the panel opinion from which the petition sought certiorari. Accordingly, given the absence of any opinion for our review at this time, the petition is denied without prejudice to the filing of a new petition by either party following the Eighth Circuit’s final disposition of the case.|
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