Supreme Court Preserves Access to Abortion Medication Mifepristone

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  • 43.8k
    Andy
    04/22/2023

    A little off topic but it sort of seems Clarence has another judge following his 'style'! Bet you can't guess who!

    https://www.cnn.com/2023/04/21/politics/judge-kacsmaryk-financial-holdings-abortion-pill/index.html

    Always looking for ways to hide the money ... doesn't appear to have any Legal problems, but the 'appearance', well ... from the article ...

    "In his 2020 and 2021 annual disclosures, Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk wrote that he held between $5 million and $25 million in “common stock” of a company – a significant majority of the judge’s personal wealth. The name of the company he held stock in is redacted, despite the fact that federal law only allows redactions of information that could “endanger” a judge or their family member.

    CNN obtained a previous financial disclosure for Kacsmaryk – which is not available online – from 2017, when he was a judicial nominee.
    On that unredacted form, Kacsmaryk reported owning about $2.9 million in stock in the Florida-based supermarket company Publix. It’s not clear whether that’s the same holding as the redacted stock, although Publix’s share price had significantly increased by 2020 and 2021 and the company is no longer listed on his more recent disclosures.
    Redactions are approved by a judicial committee. The redacted holding accounted for at least 85% of Kacsmaryk’s total reported wealth in 2021, and potentially more.
    “The whole point of a disclosure is to explain where you have conflicts,” said Michael Lissner, the executive director of the Free Law Project, a nonprofit that has published judicial disclosures. “If you have stock and you’re not saying what it’s in and it’s this much of your personal wealth, that’s a conflict you have. The public deserves to know.”

    In a statement to CNN, Kacsmaryk said the “Administrative Office of the United States Courts approved the redaction after reviewing the relevant rules and applicable threats.”

    “It is a private corporation headquartered and operated outside of Texas, outside the Fifth Circuit. It has never been a party in any case in the Northern District of Texas,” Kacsmaryk wrote of the company he holds stock in. “The Clerk’s Office has the name of the entity, actively screens incoming cases, and I would be automatically recused from any cases involving this entity.”
    The redaction is the latest example of Kacsmaryk not being fully transparent as a judge and judicial nominee, even as he has become one of the most controversial judges in the country. "
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    Just like my Reps.!

  • 8,471
    Anne
    Voted Support
    04/22/2023

    Women have the right to healthcare just like men. As creators of life, women should be revered, whether they decide to give birth or not!

  • 32
    Chris
    Voted Oppose
    04/24/2023

    Its a dishonest question! All they have dine is make this drug avaikabke on line with no

    medical supervision! Its stupid

  • 43.8k
    Andy
    04/24/2023

    Ah, heck! It's Texas! cornyn and cruz see no issue with all that dough coming from Harlan Crow, a Texas mega-donor? 
    Doesn't seem that long ago we were talking about a couple of other Texas billionaires buying Repuglican't politicians for their own purposes!

    First Wilkes and Dunn ...

    https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/07/24/politics/texas-far-right-politics-invs/index.html

    And now another Texas billionaire (who apparently has a fetish about Hitler, like another someone we may have heard about!!), who our Texas Reps., cornyn, cruz and crenshaw see NO PROBLEM with the exposed Crow/Thomas 'affair'😂‼️

    https://apple.news/AY7aCKhkKR2G1XBpHekjj3g

    Right Reps.!

  • 46.9k
    Brian
    Voted Support
    04/24/2023

    I support this move, but it's still a weak decision by the Court. They should make it clear that either it's up to the states and no federal judge can decide for the whole country, or they don't support the FDA and the whole drug approval process should be scrapped, which would cause chaos 

    Now we have to wait weeks for the Fifth Circuit to decide... And likely send it back to the Supremes.

  • 795
    Scott
    Voted Oppose
    04/24/2023

    I am not happy with our country's abortion policies. I believe in some cases, abortion could be allowed, but these severe abortions like live birth abortions are murder. I would not support or vote for any politician who does.

  • 1,208
    colin
    Voted Support
    04/30/2023

    I think they are on the right track but disagree with the fact they are spending time on it due to a lower court judge that had no true authority to start this mess. I would also like to question the status of any SCOTUS member who has questionable influence problems with their decisions to accept gifts and be a part of questionable influencer groups.

  • 1,208
    colin
    Voted Support
    04/30/2023

    A long time coming I only hope this office has the people to enforce the description it has.

  • 202
    Ann
    Voted Support
    04/26/2023

    Now we need to reverse the states rights to make women second class citizens. Saying that women living in one state has less rights than women living in another state is no different than saying some states can have slaves while others don't. Women are not truly equal when we have no agency over our own body.

  • 173
    Luis A
    Voted Support
    04/26/2023

    are you afraid of losing targets in 10 or 15 years?

    free to carry wapons and forsee to have baby's.

  • 2,480
    Joan
    Voted Support
    04/25/2023

    The SCOTUS decision is obviously a stopgap measure and is appreciated and supported. It is ridiculous on its face that the court is dealing with the issue of a single ignorant white male deciding that the FDA doesn't know what it is doing. If Viagra had been the drug in question (and from the available statistics, Viagra is much more deadly than mifapristone), the old white men would be racing to be the first to defend the FDA's authority to approve drugs. But when it comes to controlling women, the old white men in power want nothing more but to move women back to the stone age. 

  • 35
    Vicki
    Voted Support
    04/24/2023

    Women should have the right to choose whether they are willing and able to carry and deliver and/or raise a child. No one (including lawmakers) should be able to force a woman to remain pregnant aginst their wishes. Mifepristone is a safe and effective way to terminate a pregnancy in the early stages and should remain available to ALL women in the United States. 

  • 7,414
    DaveS
    Voted Support
    04/25/2023

    Say it's not true? The supreme courts has an ethics problem, on ethics?

  • 8,939
    Charles
    Voted Support
    04/25/2023

    THIS IS ONLY TEMPORAY-----FIX it to PERMAMENT!

  • 2,720
    George
    Voted Support
    04/25/2023

    Abortion should be available everywhere always! 

  • 7,728
    larubia
    Voted Support
    04/24/2023

    SCOTUS needs to make a hard ruling on this case, preserving the abortion pill for use, and deferring to the drug administration who is in charge of making these decisions. 

    SCOTUS also needs to handle their own business with Thomas. If they don't, the other two branches need to provide checks!

  • 3,677
    Kevin
    Voted Support
    04/25/2023

    Keeping it legal and accessible saves lives.

  • 3,447
    Surender
    04/24/2023

    more emphasis given to abortion than gun violence shows how dumbed down people have become

    abortion is rarely an easy choice! many causes such as rape, incest, health, fetus viability, poverty, age etc

    shame on congress

    shame on scotus 

  • 569
    TIM
    Voted Support
    04/24/2023

    But the problem is that this lawsuit never should've been filed in the first place.  The Plaintifs don't have standing. 

     

    The 3 co-equal branches of government is not working.  The Judicial branch is totally isolated from any checks and balances, and needs to be reeled in.

     

     

  • 6,644
    Bruce
    Voted Support
    04/24/2023

    Yes.  

    I agree with the decision to place an indefinite stay on the 5th Appeals Court's bad decision until the case returns to the Supreme Court.  It is simply the right thing to re-establish the rules the FDA had in place before the Texas Federal District Judge screwed everything up.  

    But...

    Sometime likely next year (an election year) this case will be argued before the Supreme Court.  

    That's what I worry about.  

    I don't trust the unethical, regressive, misogynostic Supremely Catholic Court... 

  • 1,380
    John
    Voted Support
    04/24/2023

    SCOTUS made the right call last week.  Even if two of its more rabid right wing nut jobs were against it.

    No one, not politicians, judges, evangelicals or one's next door neighbor should be able to prevent a woman's right to choose.  The majority of Americans are in favor of some form of abortion.

    Mifepristone accounts for about half of all abortions in this country.  I can understand why, it can be obtained discreetly and taken in privacy.  Which is what a woman's right to choose and decide what is done with her body is all about.

    Mifepristone should remain available - period. 

    The courts should not be able to roll back the FDA's twenty year old approval of the drug.  This could result in other drugs being trageted.

    The Texas judge that ruled against mifepristone, is not qualified to undo the FDA's approval. 

    What we need to do is start looking at how to review some judge's appointments to the Federal Bench.  The Texas judge hid some of his right wing writings for the Senate and he has some questionalbe financial issues.  These appointments should not be for life and there should be away to remove judges who have been less than transparent about their past.

  • 13.3k
    MrGeer
    Voted Support
    04/24/2023

    The court needs to send a clear message that religoius belief does not out weigh reality, or our constitution. Law needs to based in fact, not magic. And no one has the right to force their veiws on others.

  • 7,414
    DaveS
    Voted Support
    04/24/2023

    Smoking is a personal choice, but abortion is not, even if it protext a women's health?

  • 3,405
    Adel
    04/24/2023

    And the minute they change their minds, throw them all off the bench!  No one has any respect for most of those individuals anymore at all!