The Dobbs Decision: What It Means For The Law And The High Court

  May 3, 2022, 11:39 PM EDT ·

Protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington on June 24. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Mississippi abortion ban and overturned the constitutional abortion right established nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade, setting the stage for a widespread rollback of abortion rights in many statehouses around the country. Here, Law360 looks at the impact of the court's decision.

NC Judge Reinstates 20-Week Abortion Ban In Light Of Dobbs
By Hayley Fowler  |  August 18, 2022
A federal judge in North Carolina has reinstated the state's ban on abortions after 20 weeks, ruling that a three-year-old injunction preventing the law from taking effect is no longer enforceable under the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs decision.

'Sea Change In The Law': Inside One Firm's Post-Roe Practice
By Jeff Overley  |  August 16, 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court's nullification of the constitutional right to abortion has ushered in "transformative" changes for health care attorneys and become one of the rare events to which entirely new practice groups can be devoted, the leaders of a boutique health firm's post-Roe v. Wade practice told Law360.

The Quiet Power Of Amy Coney Barrett
By Jimmy Hoover  |  August 12, 2022
She is not the most talkative at oral arguments nor does she write the most opinions, but Justice Amy Coney Barrett is a key player in the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority who seems to be in control over the law's rightward push.

Benesch Starts Task Force To Deal With Aftermath Of Dobbs
By Emma Cueto  |  August 11, 2022
Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP has launched a "post-Dobbs task force" to help clients navigate legal issues that stem from the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization ending the constitutional protection for abortion, the firm announced.


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