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The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy Crisis Is Here

With its looming decision to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, the US Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority has abandoned any pretense of acting as a neutral arbiter of the law. America’s rancorous partisan politics have fully infected the Court, which is quickly descending into theocratic extremism.

BERLIN – According to a recently leaked draft majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the US Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority is poised to overturn the Court’s landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. Barring any radical revisions to the draft, the majority would eviscerate half-century-old constitutional protections for abortion, leaving women vulnerable to the whims of state legislatures.