Breaking Down The Vote: The High Court Term In Review

By Jack Karp (July 1, 2022, 1:02 PM EDT) — The overturning of a long-standing precedent, the surprising leak of a draft opinion and the announcement of Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement all made for a tumultuous term at the U.S. Supreme Court.

The much-anticipated decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which unwound the high court’s almost 50-year-old guarantee of women’s constitutional right to abortion, was the most awaited and controversial of the term when it was released last week, though its outcome had been foreshadowed by a draft version of the opinion leaked in May.

Justice Breyer’s decision to retire at the end of the term — and the successful…

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