As is obvious from my byline, I am a man. I’ve never had an abortion or been involved with a woman who had one. But as a 16-year-old kid growing up in Chicago, I helped arrange and implement an illegal abortion in a country where no constitutional right to an abortion then existed. A Supreme Court decision expected any day may decide whether young people today may soon have a similar experience.
Anthony Kennedy could stop the Supreme Court’s conservative bloc from fundamentally changing our legal landscape. Does the swing justice have the stomach for it?
For nearly four years, proponents of same-sex marriage have been strategically building a test case aimed at convincing the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court to declare that gay marriage is a constitutional right. The advocates felt they were ready.
Supreme Court justices offered tantalizing clues about their thinking on the first day of arguments about gay marriage. But insiders warn the top court has surprised us before.