Posted by on October 12, 2021 6:01 pm
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KY Attorney General Asks Supreme Court to Allow Him to Represent State in Abortion Case Governor Doesn’t Want to Pursue

Kentucky’s Republican attorney general should be allowed to defend the state’s abortion law in court after the state’s Democratic governor refused to do so, the Supreme Court heard Oct. 12. Although it was the court’s first abortion-related case since Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s addition to the bench last year gave its conservative wing a 6–3 majority, Kentucky’s abortion law itself wasn’t at issue at the hearing. The high court considered only the procedural question of whether Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron could intervene in the case on behalf of his state. Nonetheless, the case sets the stage for an upcoming hearing that deals directly with abortion. The court is scheduled to hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, court file 19-1392, on Dec. 1, a challenge to Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act which allows abortions after 15 weeks’ gestational age only in medical emergencies or for severe fetal abnormality. The case heard …

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