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Opinion | The Supreme Court is Retrenching. States Don't Have To

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which held that there is no constitutional right to an abortion, cements that we are in an era of retrenchment for many civil rights. The Supreme Court's rulings, based on the U.S. Constitution and the justices' interpretation of federal law, have long been viewed as the primary bulwark for the rights that Americans enjoy.
But the federal courts are only part of the story. The United States is also governed by 50 state constitutions, each of which can potentially offer greater rights protections than the federal...
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