Opinion: Will there be a Supreme assault on public health?

The Supreme Court has grown increasingly dismissive of science and expert opinion, and seems oblivious to the real-world harms its rulings cause everyday Americans.

In just seven days last June, the U.S. Supreme Court set back public health by 50 years. The court’s conservative majority rolled back efforts to address the pressing threat of climate change, expanded access to deadly firearms, and eliminated the right to abortion by overturning Roe v. Wade. Earlier, it had eviscerated public health powers to curb the Covid-19 pandemic.

We fear this is just the start.

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