I read the Dobbs decision, overturning Roe and Casey, suffused with dread and punctuated with periodic fits of anguish and disbelieving wrath at this unprecedented violation of American women’s human rights by our highest Court. It left me discouraged and angry and bewildered with the question of what’s next – which I addressed in a prior post.
The dissent in Dobbs by Justice Sotomayor clarified my criticisms of the decision and gave me inspiration and determination for the long fight ahead. I hope it might do the same for many others; but at over 50 pages, it can be a challenge to find the will and the time to engage the text.
To be clear, I think that Justice Sotomayor’s dissent and the ideas it clearly articulates will deservedly become basic to the education of any citizen seeking to understand the travesty this Court majority has wrought. So, I decided that the best way to help readers access this text is to read it to you myself so that you can listen at your convenience while getting on with your busy life.
I have published a special edition of the BlogForArizona podcast, which is a very lightly expurgated version of Sotomayor’s dissent. I omit citations, parentheticals, and notes not required to understand her arguments. The first section is the most vital, as it summarizes the coming arguments she will make in-depth in the following two sections, so even if you haven’t the time or patience for the entire dissent, listen to the first 10 minutes or so for the gist of her arguments.
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I also embed a player here for you, if it’s convenient:
I hope this helps!