The Beginning of the End: How the Supreme Court is Poised to Whittle Away of the Right to Privacy


The United States Supreme Court (hereinafter “Court”), illegitimate in both composition and decision-making, needs to be “checked” by the other branches of government, pursuant to our federal system of Separation of Powers among the three branches of government. Both the executive and legislative branches of the federal government have powers to “check” the judicial branch and should exercise these powers before the Court’s majority undoes decades of jurisprudence that secured and expanded the rights of women, minorities, and the underprivileged and underrepresented. The Court, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, has demonstrated its willingness to disrespect and disregard longstanding well- established precedent and the doctrine of stare decisis. This overturning of precedent will continue and will result in a drastic dismantling of the rights, liberties, and privileges of millions of Americans. This article posits that the executive branch should “pack the Court” or the Congress should enact laws that provide federal protection for the Right to Abortion and, thereby, demonstrate that the other branches of government will exercise the powers given to them by the Constitution as a check on abuses of power by other co-equal branches of government. If this decision is allowed to stand unchecked, other similar decisions will follow dismantling other privacy rights, such as gay marriage and many other substantive rights now protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. As a result, the poor, women, children, LGBTQ+, and other similarly situated demographics will be adversely impacted for decades to come.

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Regina L. Ramsey, Southern University Law Center, United States

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Conference: IICE2023
Stream: Education

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Ramsey R. (2023) The Beginning of the End: How the Supreme Court is Poised to Whittle Away of the Right to Privacy ISSN: 2189-1036 – The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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