The following questions and their extensive answers cover the background of the issues well:
- How close does the Texas law that bars most abortions after six weeks come to saying 'Defendants can't assert constitutionally protected rights?'
- Why is avoidance of judicial review of the Texas abortion law and other future US state laws so concerning to the US department of justice?
- Are there constitutional arguments for preventing/avoiding judicial review of state law in some scenarios? Are there any historical examples of this?
Quick summary only: In this case the term Judicial Review covers the ability or lack thereof for people to challenge the law by suing. Rather than write a law making abortion illegal, the Texas law enables private citizens to sue other individuals where abortion is involved, which attempts to deprive someone seeking or attempting to provide an abortion the opportunity to challenge the law via lawsuit against the lawmaking body.
Question: Did the US Supreme Court's recent ruling sidestep the issue of judicial review? In opinion(s) on Whole Women's Health v. Jackson, the current challenge to Texas S.B. 8, was this issue of the law being unconstitutional due to it doing an "end run" around judicial review addressed directly in any way, or was it essentially avoided (for now at least)?
It seems that the ruling is here and I do see serious discussion of this in one or more dissenting opinions but it is difficult for me to see if the majority ruling addresses this issue directly or sidesteps it.