Bloomberg Law
Dec. 1, 2021, 5:27 PM

Supreme Court Seems Poised to Overturn Roe v. Wade: Noah Feldman

Noah Feldman
Bloomberg News

Chief Justice John Roberts is searching for a compromise to preserve some basic right to abortion while moving it earlier in pregnancy, perhaps as early as 15 weeks. But based on today’s oral argument, it seems unlikely that any of the other justices is interested. Justice Brett Kavanaugh, in particular, seemed to telegraph a willingness to overturn Roe v. Wade altogether.

In today’s historic oral argument about the Mississippi ban, the court’s liberals predictably emphasized the value of following precedent and hence not overturning Roe. The hardline conservatives made it clear that they do not like the “undue burden” on ...

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