Supreme court strikes down abortion restriction in major victory for campaigners – live


The Supreme Court’s third and last decision released today dealt a win to conservatives fighting against the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), a consumer-finance watchdog agency within the government created to protect consumers from abuse from banks and other financial institutions in the wake of the 2008 recession.

In its decision, the Supreme Court gave power to the president to fire whoever heads the bureau. The law that created the CFPB said that the Senate would confirm a director who would serve a five-year appointment and could only be fired for “inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office”.

Here is the bottom line from Chief Justice Roberts’ opinion in CFPB case:

People are noting that supreme court justice Brett Kavanaugh voted to uphold the restrictive abortions law, despite what Maine senator Susan Collins said about the judge when speaking about her decision to vote for his confirmation.

But Kavanaugh, despite assurances from @SenatorCollins that he views abortion rights as “settled law,” votes to severely restrict abortion access in LA.

In a case about abortion, every single male Justice on the Court felt the need to file an opinion expressing his own views, and we do not hear a single woman Justice’s voice on the topic.

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