CNN's Jeffrey Toobin on Kennedy Retirement: In 18 Months, Abortion Will Be Illegal In 20 States


CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin comments on Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement from Supreme Court

JEFFREY TOOBIN, CNN: I think sometimes we talk about the Supreme Court too much in abstractions, about dignity and who is qualified and who is not. Let's talk facts. Let's talk about what America is going to be like that's different. You are going to see 20 states pass laws banning abortion outright. Just banning abortion. Because they know that there are now going to be five votes on the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. And abortion will be illegal in a significant part of the United States in 18 months. There is just no doubt about that. And that is why these seats matter so much because -- one of my favorite lines about the Supreme Court was by Justice Robert Jackson who served on the Court in the 1940s and '50s. He said we are not final because we are infallible, we are infallible what we are final. Somebody has the last word and here it is the Supreme Court and Roe v. Wade is doomed. It is gone because Donald Trump won the election. And because he's going to have the chance to appoint two Supreme Court Justices.

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