Monday, June 29, 2020

Like Cases Alike

Stare decisis instructs us to treat like cases alike.  The result in this case is controlled by our decision four years ago invalidating a nearly identical Texas law.  The Louisiana law burdens women seeking previability abortions to the same extent as the Texas law, according to factual findings that are not clearly erroneous.  For that reason, I concur in the judgment of the Court that the Louisiana law is unconstitutional.

-- Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, concurring in a 5-4 judgement against strict abortion limitations in Louisana, 29 June 2020

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