Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law

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The U.S. Supreme Court Building is seen in this March 31, 2012 photo on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  (Photo: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

In a major decision, the United States Supreme Court on Monday struck down restrictions on Texas clinics that threatened to make abortions more difficult for women to access. The court ruled that the limits were an undue burden on women’s constitutional right to end a pregnancy.  We’ll look at the implication of that decision as well as last week’s rulings on affirmative action and immigration as the court wraps up its final session.

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Guests:

Marcia Coyle , Chief Washington correspondent, The National Law Journal ; author, "The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the
Constitution"

David Levine , professor, UC Hastings College of the Law

Margaret Russell, professor of law, Santa Clara University School of Law

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