Headline RoundupMarch 4th, 2020

Supreme Court Appears Divided in Major Abortion Case

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Court watchers and the media alike have observed a split between Supreme Court justices in the court's first abortion-related case in the Trump appointee era. While the youngest member of the court, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, asked questions during a Wednesday hearing, his Trump-appointed counterpart Neil Gorsuch reportedly remained silent. The case, which apparently may be decided by Chief Justice John Roberts' vote, involves abortion regulations in Louisiana requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals. It was estimated in a prior ruling that only three abortion clinics in Louisiana would remain open had the law stayed in effect.

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