“Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts … If people actually believe that it’s all political how will we survive? How will the court survive?” Those questions posed by Justice Sonia Sotomayor were anything but rhetorical during a Supreme Court hearing that could gut Roe v Wade. At historic abortion arguments, conservatives signal changes. (That’s what this court was designed to do. Abortion rights could be dramatically curbed by men including Donald Trump, Clarence Thomas, and Brett Kavanaugh.)

+ This Mississippi clinic is at the center of the case that could end Roe v. Wade. (Full disclosure: My wife is on the board of The Center for Reproductive Rights, the organization that brought the case challenging Mississippi’s law. And that disclosure makes me proud.)

+ How the Supreme Court could overrule Roe v. Wade without overruling Roe v. Wade.

+ WaPo: The Rule of Six: A newly radicalized Supreme Court is poised to reshape the nation. “That is the reality — exhilarating for conservatives, chilling for liberals — as the court, with a membership that has not been this conservative since the 1930s, embarks on what could be its most consequential term in decades.”