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The Supreme Court on Monday struck two key provisions of a sweeping anti-abortion law in Texas, ruling that the state had imposed unconstitutional burdens on women's access to abortion.
Justice Anthony Kennedy sided with the court's liberals in the 5-3 decision, the most significant abortion ruling in a generation. The decision marks the first time the court has put limits on state abortion legislation in more than 15 years.
The cynical underhandedness of the anti-abortion forces finally received its judicial comeuppance.
What worries me now, though, is how this will affect the increasingly palsied George Will. Poor guy. He recently reversed his long-standing opposition to "judicial activism," declaring that democracy (such as democracy Texas-style) is in need of cooler, detached, unelected heads. I happen to agree with Will on that. But for him, now this. First Donald Trump annihilated Will's confidence in the conservative virtues of his (former) party's base, and now comes a seismic rattling of his judicial-activism reversal. Poor George. If the world does not already have him writing in circles, it soon will. I'm worried about him.