Justice Ginsburg's intemperate remarks undoubtedly undermine the prestige of the judiciary. If the outcome she fears becomes a reality, however, we may all be very happy to see its legitimacy diminished.
The court's ruling prevented the number of Texas' abortion clinics from shrinking to the single digits. But providers caution that it won’t be easy –- or cheap –- to restore the full scope of abortion access that existed before the law went into effect.
More than just a voice of criminal defendants who are often pushed around by a system designed to empower law enforcement, Sotomayor has also embraced Thurgood Marshall's role as the Court's teller of difficult truths about race.