The Signs of Leo

“Now, rather than continuing to chip away at abortion access, some anti-abortion advocates want to bring a case to the Supreme Court that could lead to the overturning of Roe and allow states to ban abortion completely — a goal that seems possible for the first time in decades because of a new five-justice conservative majority on the Supreme Court.” FiveThirtyEight: Here’s Why The Anti-Abortion Movement Is Escalating.

+ To understand today’s abortion fight, you have to understand the state of the courts. And to understand the current state of the courts, you need to know Leonard Leo. “The story of Leo’s rise offers an inside look into the modern machinery of political persuasion. It shows how undisclosed interests outside of government are harnessing the nation’s nonprofit system to influence judicial appointments that will shape the nation for decades.” WaPo: A conservative activist’s behind-the-scenes campaign to remake the nation’s courts. (Story includes a short documentary.)

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