She said court majorities this term moved to shut down tactics used by opponents of abortion and of affirmative action in higher education in two major cases.
Ginsburg said she doesn’t expect to see any more such cases after the court upheld the use of race in college admissions in Texas and struck down Texas abortion-clinic regulations that the state said were needed to protect patients.
“It seemed to me it was a sham to pretend this was about a woman’s health,” rather than about making it harder to get an abortion, Ginsburg said. . . .
Ginsburg wrote a short separate opinion in the abortion case to complement [Justice Stephen G.] Breyer’s majority opinion. “I fully subscribed to everything Breyer said, but it was long, and I wanted something pithy,” she said. “I wrote to say, ‘Don’t try this anymore.’ “