June Medical Services and Chief Justice Roberts’ long game

Back in June, the Supreme Court issued its anticipated ruling on June Medical Services v. Russo. The case centered around the admitting privileges of doctors that provide abortions. Hospital admitting privileges are the rights granted to a doctor allowing them to admit patients into a hospital. The Court, under the factual findings of the District Court and the relevant precedent, found that the admitting privilege requirement serves no purpose at all in terms of benefits for women. It held that a Louisiana law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting…