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The conservative movement had a string of legal victories over the past week with favorable rulings on abortion and the First and Second Amendments.
Although the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization ruling that overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision is getting the lion's share of the attention, the high court also struck down a New York State gun law that placed restrictions on carrying a concealed handgun outside the home in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen. It also found that a football coach's First Amendment rights had been violated over termination for an on-field prayer in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District.
During an appearance on "Rightside Radio" on Wednesday, Attorney General Steve Marshall told host Phil Williams that last week had been a "seminal moment" for the conservative legal movement.
"In some ways, just thinking back to the last week, this has been a seminal moment for the conservative legal movement," Marshall said. "We saw the decision from Justice Thomas on the Second Amendment that came out, and obviously the Dobbs case and even yesterday the case involving Coach [Joseph] Kennedy on the First Amendment.
"I mean, it's been a remarkable few days for issues that we care about. Clearly, what is going to go on now, post-Dobbs, is getting most of the attention. But the reality is this Court has stepped up on three issues that are critically important to the people of Alabama and made a very vaunt and strong statement about what the Constitution truly means."
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