As to what to expect, the Court has been marginally more pleasing to liberals on lots of issues in the past year, but less on social issues than on individual rights versus government abuses (although it's not fair to qualify those cases as a right-left issue in any significant sense). In fact, I don't remember it addressing a major social issue at any point, so it's hard to know what to expect.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Supreme Court Plans, Part One
Mexico's highest tribunal is planning to take at abortion this year, which promises one of two possible outcomes: first, the Court could reject the recent run of state abortion bans and fully endorse a woman's right to an abortion. That would raise the tenor of the issue even further, and perhaps lead to a movement to establish a federal Constitutional ban. Alternatively, the Court could uphold the recent bans (which it has also done with the Mexico City law, I believe), thus rendering abortion a state-by-state issue, and essentially affirming the status quo.