Waiting for Dobbs: When and where to read the SCOTUS decision A.S.A.P.
Pro-life Americans are anxiously awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, which could upend 1973’s Roe v Wade and 1992’s Planned Parenthood v Casey, both of which had asserted that abortion is a constitutionally-protected right. If the conservative-majority court rules as expected, the legality of abortion will once again become a matter of state, not federal, law.
The court normally holds off announcing its rulings in high profile, controversial cases such as Dobbs until the final day of its session, usually during the last week of June. Leading up to those announcements, the inner workings of the highest court in the land have historically been veiled in complete secrecy, with no hint of the justices deliberations offered to the press or public.
However, with the leak of Justice Alito’s February draft in the Dobbs case showing an intent by a majority of the justices to reject the constitutionality of abortion rights, the American public –pro-abortion and pro-life citizens alike– have hoped that the court’s decision would be issued sooner rather than later.
The court could announce its decision in the Dobbs case as early as tomorrow, Thursday, June 23, but the court could also keep the nation in suspense until later this month.
As of this writing, thirteen cases remain unannounced.
There are only a two issuance days currently scheduled:
- Thursday, June 22
- Friday, June 23
The decisions are announced in 10-minute intervals, beginning at 10 AM.
One or more days are likely to be added next week.
Probably the best news source to monitor on those mornings is Scotusblog.com, which provides as-it-happens coverage of the court’s proceedings. Click here to go directly to SCOTUSblog’s live page.
Please also check back frequently with American ProLifer for the latest news about what could be the best, most consequential judicial ruling on behalf of the unborn in the history of the United States.