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May 13, 2022

You might not have to read the leaked opinion to learn anything new about Samuel Alito’s opinion on Roe v. Wade, but the real eye-opener within the treatise was Alito’s analysis on 5 factors that generate reasons for reversing precedent followed by a long list of cases that have been reversed by the Supreme Court. Looking at the numbers, a majority of Americans seem to be okay with conditional abortions, but that number is far from overwhelming. Jack Russo asks Professor Robert Acker what the role of stare decisis is in a world that changes rapidly when the Supreme Court looks at these decisions through different lenses over different periods of time. Some justices are talking about reversing this issue openly and with Justice Breyer set to retire, the 2024 Presidential election will likely be a major factor for both parties looking to take a SCOTUS majority.