In Abortion Ruling, Supreme Court Reverses Texas Law That Would Close Clinics
The Supreme Court ruled Monday on the three final cases of its term, including its first major abortion case in nine years. In a 5-3 decision, the court reversed parts of a Texas abortion ruling that would require all clinics to meet the standard for ambulatory surgical centers and also that doctors performing abortions have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
The reversal will allow about 30 clinics to remain open in the state. The court also ruled unanimously to vacate a corruption conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and, in the third case, the court ruled 6-2 to affirm a lower court’s prohibiting two men convicted of domestic abuse from owning a firearm.
Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Dahlia Lithwick of Slate for more.