The Dobbs Decision: What It Means For The Law And The High Court

  May 3, 2022, 11:39 PM EDT ·

Protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington on June 24. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Mississippi abortion ban and overturned the constitutional abortion right established nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade, setting the stage for a widespread rollback of abortion rights in many statehouses around the country. Here, Law360 looks at the impact of the court's decision.

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