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The sheer cruelty of these people never ceases to amaze me.

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Judge Ho scares the crap out of me--he is a lock for the Supreme Court if the Republicans get yet another Supreme Court appointment opportunity.

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I saw "2-1" and thought, "dissent", hey that's not so bad... then I read it's a dissent _because the decision doesn't go far enough_.

The lower courts need to be reined right in, or the Supreme Court is going to find itself acting as the head of every single agency in the government, and I don't think nine very old Ivy Leaguers are up to that.

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Sooner or later, the GOP will follow the same playbook with birth control pills.

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Questions: 1. I don't understand how the statute of limitations as it is mentioned in the decision actually applies?

2. I don't understand how a reasonable person could accept that doctors are harmed by having to practice medicine. Are they not harmed every day in that case? Could they not, by that crazy notion, theoretically sue any maker of any physical object or substance that harms their patients as also harming them?

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sigh. The conservative judiciary seems hell bent on getting the Dems out to vote in DROVES in 2024

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I'm still a little unclear on next steps. Is it possible/probable that there would be a review by the full Court of Appeals? SCOTUS just take the case up themselves? Presume that in either scenario, SCOTUS would need to maintain the stay, otherwise, all H breaks loose.

Not to get overly dramatic, but this is the kind of case could have a significant impact on public perception of the court and could fray the authority of the court and ultimate rule of law. Preventing citizens in all 50 states from accessing approved/safe medications. Possibly state governments deciding to act in contradiction to a Fed court ruling.

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And James Ho was the dissenting vote on the mifepristone ruling only because he thought it should be banned altogether. That’s how bad the fifth circuit court of appeals is.

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