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Dinner | Hellerstedt, history and reproductive freedom

In Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, the Supreme Court buttressed constitutional protection for women's reproductive freedom. A five-justice majority struck down a Texas statute that required abortion providers to have local hospital admitting privileges and clinics to meet costly standards for ambulatory surgical centers. Justice Anthony Kennedy's move to join the liberal wing of the court--in 2007, he had written the majority opinion in a 5-4 decision restricting abortion procedures--came as a welcome surprise for abortion rights advocates.
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Dudziak for the NY Times: Trump on America's moral authority

Donald Trump's recent comments on whether it's important to press for the rule of law in Turkey illuminate his campaign's 'America First' ideology, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law Mary Dudziak writes for the New York Times. "He rejects the idea that American moral leadership matters."
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