The Supreme Court Deals Three Devastating Rulings in One Week
Last month, the Supreme Court issued a series of decisions led by its conservative majority, resulting in the overruling of Roe v. Wade, the loosening of concealed-carry gun restrictions, and a rollback of environmental protections.
The June 23 6-3 decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen ended the need for gun owners to demonstrate “proper cause” for carrying a handgun outside their homes.
Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ended in a 5-4 decision on June 24 that upheld a Mississippi law that banned abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, with no exception for rape or incest, and overturned the longstanding precedents of Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992).
And in West Virginia v. EPA, a 6-3 vote ruled on June 30 that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global climate change.
Read more about each case on The Edge.