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S. 4160: Supreme Court Police Parity Act of 2022

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Context

In early May, Politico published a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision which found a constitutional right to abortion. The final decision isn’t expected until June, making it unclear whether that draft opinion will stand.

Still, the unprecedented leak has prompted security concerns. Progressive group Ruth Sent Us, named for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, doxxed the home addresses of six conservative justices on its website, although the group explicitly encouraged “peaceful” protests. Hacker collective Anonymous tweeted, “Repealing Roe v Wade isn’t going to go the way SCOTUS or …

Sponsor and status

John Cornyn

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 9, 2022
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
May 5, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed Senate (House next) on May 9, 2022

This bill passed in the Senate on May 9, 2022 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)

Prognosis
95% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

May 5, 2022
 
Introduced

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May 9, 2022
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

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Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 4160 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 4160. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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