Washington — The Justice Department called on the Supreme Court on Monday to reaffirm the Roe v. Wade case when it heard a case that challenged Mississippi’s restricted abortion law later this year, and other decisions were unconstitutional. He upheld the law and argued that it undermines the doctrine that gives power to the Supreme Court. Case law.
The ministry also sought permission to present oral arguments when the case was heard on December 1. This demonstrates the importance of this particular court struggle in greater efforts to overturn Roe and enact an abortion ban nationwide.
The briefs submitted by Acting Secretary of State Brian H. Fletcher are the latest step by the Biden Department of Justice to protect the legal rights of abortion. They sued Texas over a law prohibiting almost all abortions in the state, and only after asking federal local judges to temporarily block the law until the court decided whether it was constitutional. I came in a few weeks.
The Justice Department was one of more than 40 parties who submitted brief explanations to friends in court to assist the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only abortion provider in Mississippi. In total, more than 140 supporters and critics of the Mississippi Act have submitted such briefs this year.
Jackson Women’s Health, when passed in 2018, appealed to suspend Mississippi law prohibiting abortion 15 weeks after pregnancy. And it relied on medical professionals who determined that feasibility would occur in 23 to 24 weeks.
The Justice Department agreed, claiming that the state “could not identify medical studies or data indicating that the foetation had reached the” viable point “in 15 weeks.” He said the federal district court and the Court of Appeals supported the health of Jackson women.
Mississippi also urged the Supreme Court to violate the Latin “supporting what was decided” principle in its gaze decision when it asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the abortion case, including the Roe v. Wade case. He also said. The phrase is an abbreviation for the long-standing principle that courts respect precedent.
“The United States is very interested in the proper interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment and the principles of case law,” the Justice Department wrote in its summary.
Mississippi’s Abortion Law is a decision that Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch called “terribly wrong,” some recently passed by a conservative state legislature that challenges Law. Is one of the laws of. Mr Fitch overturned the decision to uphold the constitutional right to abortion and urged the Supreme Court to uphold state law.
Abortion opponents hope that the Mississippi River incident will bring Roe back. It will be heard by the Supreme Court, which has a strong conservative majority, including the latest judge, Amy Coney Barrett, who says she personally opposes abortion. Such a ruling would pave the way for other states to basically ban procedures.
Even though the Supreme Court upheld the lower court’s decision to block Mississippi law, it refused to block Texas from enacting a law banning most abortions six weeks after pregnancy. Opponents say Texas law circumvents abortion precedents by using civil proceedings and civilians to enforce abortion rather than the state’s executive branch. The Justice Department calls this mechanism in court “an unprecedented plan to deny the ability of women and donors to challenge.”
Lower courts blocked Mississippi law, arguing that it was inconsistent with the precedents of several Supreme Courts. These courts also rejected the “regulatory” characterization of Mississippi law. That is because women “finally ban the choice of abortion rather than specifying the conditions under which such abortion is permitted.”
Nevertheless, the judge agreed to hear the case in May.