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Welcome to the CQ Press Supreme Court Collection, a destination for authoritative information and data on cases, justices, and the history and power of the U.S. Supreme Court. Researchers will find the data and tools to answer questions about justices and their opinions and behavior.

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The latest Supreme Court news and analysis from legal affairs expert Kenneth Jost.

Testing Power of Precedent in Abortion Case – December 13, 2021

Throughout its history, the Court has overturned its own precedents more than 240 times, and a 2018 Mississippi state abortion law presents the prospect of it happening again, challenging Roe v. Wade in a much talked about case in 2021. In thisCourt Report, court expert Kenneth Jost looks at stare decisis and reversals over the years, and how recent trends can give us insights into how the Mississippi abortion case might be decided.