[excerpt] Last week, in June Medical Services v. Russo, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that once again raises questions about the extent to which the Constitution protects a woman's right to end a pregnancy. But the way in which the court resolves the case is likely to reveal more than just its views on abortion rights.

This column, the first in a series of three, describes the legal and historical path that led to June Medical Services. The next two will explore what the case suggests about, respectively, how the current court will treat constitutional precedent with which it disagrees, and how much deference it will give to laws enacted for deceptive reasons.

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The Concord Monitor


The Concord Monitor

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Letter to the Editor

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This article is part of the series Constitutional Connections by John M. Greabe and was originally published by the Concord Monitor.