Worthy Reads Following the Decisions
June 25, 2022
I'm sure like many of you I've been reading the analyses and responses since yesterday's catastrophic SCOTUS decision. I want to highlight two here.
One is a 2019 piece by Caitlin Flanagan that the Atlantic reran today. In it she describes what are the best arguments on both sides of the abortion divide, and the issues that all of us need to take seriously into consideration in forming our positions. I remember reading it when it was first published, and it is worth re-reading this weekend.
The other is a somewhat cynical, but still worthy, analysis of the conservative majority's approach to law, not just on this one issue, "The Constitution Is Whatever the Right Wing Says It Is." I have to say that I found the analysis persuasive, and therefore sad. One hypocrisy that the article reveals is the gun case on Thursday in which the conservative majority limited how states can restrict gun rights but on Friday expanded how states can regulate women's bodies and health and moral decisions.
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