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1/ Some things have been on my mind that maybe we need to try to remember and think about at this fulcrum moment in the #abortion debate.

Since I wrote my book several years ago & re-read #Roe for the 1st time in years, I've been wondering abt something.…
2/ #Roe, let's remember, divided pregnancy into trimesters. #Abortion was more or less unrestricted in the 1st 12wks, practically prohibited in the last 12wks. Interests of mother & child were balanced this way.

This amts to a legal recognition of personhood.
3/ The only sensible reading of the #Roe scheme is as a balancing of the interests of 2 persons that are in conflict.

This is a glass-half-full reading. But the casual way we talk abt Roe as a total loss is not constitutionally realistic or accurate.
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Il y a 30 ans, le Sénat avait confirmé de justesse Clarence Thomas, juge conservateur radical à la #CourSuprême malgré les accusations d'harcèlement sexuel d'Anita Hill. Depuis son influence n'a cessé de croître, surtout après le mandat de son ami #Trump…
2. Et cette semaine, quand la #CourSuprême tiendra audience sur la loi anti-#avortement du #Mississippi dans le cas Dobbs v Jackson Health, Thomas aura l'opportunité de parvenir au projet d'1 vie judiciaire: le renversement de la jurisprudence Roe/Casey.…
3. Clarence Thomas, en 1992, lors de son 1er terme à la #CourSuprême, avait considéré dans l'opinion minoritaire de Casey que l'arrêt Roe v Wade avait été "mal décidé". Il l'a de nouveau écrit l'an dernier dans son opinion dissidente de l'arrêt June Medical Services v Russo...
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On July 1, Senators Kirsten #Gillibrand, Senator Chuck #Grassley & Senator Ted #Cruz announced they will offer the bipartisan #Military Justice Improvement Act as an amendment to this year’s National #Defense Authorization Act.… #NDAA #MJIA #PassMJIA
From Senator Gillibrand's press release: "The Military #Justice Improvement Act would professionalize how the #military prosecutes serious crimes by moving the decision over whether to prosecute them to independent, trained, professional military prosecutors." #MJIA #PassMJIA
"Despite years of Congressional reforms, thousands of service members are raped & sexually assaulted every year. In many of those cases, the assailant is someone in the survivor’s own chain of command." -- #military #MST #MilitarySexualTrauma #MJIA #PassMJIA
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