Meet the Man Who Built The Court That Could Overturn Roe

Dobbs and Jackson Women's Health Organization could be decided by the Supreme Court as soon as Thursday.

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22 June 2022 Wednesday 14:19
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Meet the Man Who Built The Court That Could Overturn Roe

Dobbs and Jackson Women's Health Organization could be decided by the Supreme Court as soon as Thursday. The draft opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization was leaked and showed that a majority of justices agreed to repeal Roe v. Wade. This would effectively end the constitutional right to abortion. This moment, regardless of how the court rules it, is the culmination a decade-long effort by conservative advocates across the country. Leonard Leo, the Federalist Society's Co-Chairman, has played a significant role in this effort. His career has been devoted to getting conservatives to the nation's most powerful courts. We look at how that happened. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

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