Thousands take to the streets in opposition to supreme court’s draft opinion scrapping constitutional right to abortion
• Demonstrators across the US protest expected reversal of Roe v Wade
• Clarence Thomas calls leak of supreme court abortion draft ‘tremendously bad’
• ‘This is real’: in Oklahoma, a post-Roe world has arrived
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State judicial races become increasingly politicized over issues such as abortion, partisan gerrymandering and gun rights.
Spending and campaigning around the judicial races could intensify if the US supreme court overturns Roe v Wade, which a leaked draft opinion indicates justices are prepared to do.
“State courts are going to be front-and-center in the fight over abortion access,” said Doug Keith, an attorney in the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program. “These races in some states are likely going to take a prominence that they’ve never had before.”