Pay attention to phrases such as settled law and stare decisis, and a whole other layer of meaning will come to the fore.
And the country.
The chief justice is signaling his willingness to roll back abortion rights—if only activists would listen.
The original plaintiff behind Roe v. Wade is more than just a symbol in the abortion rights debate.
With Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, there’s a great deal of uncertainty about how a reconfigured Supreme Court will react to future cases.