Roe v. Wade decision sparks debate over legitimacy of Supreme Court

  • As the abortion fight shifted to states, the left raised questions about the high court’s institutional standing.
  • Polls show approval of the Supreme Court has dropped since it began to debate overturning Roe v. Wade.
  • Law professor: “The court cannot turn the clock back to 1973 and ask for a do-over.”

WASHINGTON – In December, as the Supreme Court debated whether to overturn Roe v. WadeAssociate Justice Sonia Sotomayor posed a dire warning in the form of a question: How would the nation’s highest court, she asked, “survive the stench” of the abortion ruling if it appeared the justices were engaging in politics.

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