Dobbs, Roe, and the Myth of Supreme Court as a Defender of Individual Rights

Source: CounterPunch
by David Schultz

“Jesse Jackson is correct—the leaked opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization will be the female version of Dred Scott where the Supreme Court declared that African-Americans were property and could not be persons according to the intent of the Constitution. Yet Dobbs, while incredulous, was entirely predictable and it also speaks to the misguided belief in the role of the Supreme Court as a defender of individual rights, as well as to the failure of the use of the framers’ intent to protect rights.” (05/06/22)