Brief Attack: Meese goes after abortion law

Meese goes after abortion law

"When areas are in flux, it is important that the Administration speak out." So said Attorney General Edwin Meese early this month, signaling the Justice Department's intention to take a more activist and aggressive posture toward the Supreme Court and its rulings. Last week Meese's agency took aim at a favorite target of President Reagan and many of his conservative supporters: the landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court case, which struck down most legal restrictions on abortion. The Justice Department filed a 30-page amicus curiae brief asking the court to reverse its 7-to-2 decision. "The basis for Roe vs. Wade,...

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