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Noah Feldman

Ending Roe Is Institutional Suicide for Supreme Court

It’s no exaggeration to say that the abortion decision, written by Justice Samuel Alito and joined by four other conservatives, is one of the worst decisions in the court's history.

A right reversed. 

A right reversed. 

Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Modern constitutional law as we have known it ended today.

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood, it repudiated the very idea that America’s highest court exists to protect people’s fundamental liberties from legislative majorities that would infringe on them.