Journalists’ Roundtable: Supreme Court rules on abortion case, rancher shooting bill, chaos at legislature

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It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for another edition of Journalists’ Roundtable. To discuss this week’s top stories, we were joined by Camryn Sanchez, KJZZ; Howie Fischer, Capitol Media Services and, Mary Jo Pitzl, “The Arizona Republic” and

This week’s Journalist Roundtable covered:

  • Supreme Court rules on abortion case
  • rancher shooting bill
  • chaos at legislature

Supreme Court Rules on abortion case:

Camryn Sanchez: “Back in 2022 when they passed the 15 week ban in the Arizona State legislature, It says pretty specifically that it doesn’t take precedence, so it kind of makes sense.”

Howie Fischer: “You have to remember the 2022 law was never meant to be a 15 week law, that was before they overturned Roe v. Wade. It was a case before the Supreme Court out of Mississippi which had a 15 week law. They said ‘look we want to be ready if the court apposes the law so we will put this in.’ Governor Doug Ducey said I believe the new law overrules the old law.”

Mary Jo Pitzl: “I think that there is still some debate about this but the Supreme Court clearly said this will not take affect until 14 calendar days after our ruling, but there was a decision in agreement that former attorney general Brnovich and Planned Parenthood reached back in 2022 that said any enforcement of an 1864 law would be delayed for 45 days.”

Camryn Sanchez, KJZZ
Howie Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Mary Jo Pitzl, "The Arizona Republic" and

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