The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO.
The Supreme Court will soon decide an abortion case in which Mississippi has asked the Justices to overturn Roe v. Wade. The oral argument suggested that five Justices lean toward doing so, but a ferocious lobbying campaign is trying to change their minds.
President Trump appointees Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett joined the Supreme Court's left flank in rejecting an emergency appeal from an Air Force Reserve officer who was punished for his refusal to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
The White House remained on the defensive Monday about Vice President Kamala Harris, who had been deemed a close contact for COVID-19, appearing unmasked last week during the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.