June Medical Services, L.L.C. v. Russo

140 S. Ct. 2103, 207 L. Ed. 2d 566 (2020)

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June Medical Services, L.L.C. v. Russo

United States Supreme Court
140 S. Ct. 2103, 207 L. Ed. 2d 566 (2020)

Facts

Louisiana passed an abortion law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the location where the abortion is conducted. This law was nearly identical to an abortion law that was struck down as unconstitutional in a previous case in 2016. Several abortion providers and clinics (plaintiffs) challenged the Louisiana law in federal district court. The district court found that, because of the admitting-privileges law, one or two of Louisiana’s three abortion clinics would have to close, and three or four of Louisiana's five abortion providers would have to cease performing abortions. The district court also found that the law provided no significant health benefits. Accordingly, the district court declared Louisiana’s law unconstitutional. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Breyer, J.)

Concurrence (Roberts, C.J.)

Dissent (Kavanaugh, J.)

Dissent (Gorsuch, J.)

Dissent (Alito, J.)

Dissent (Thomas, J.)

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