Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 405 words, a 2 minute read.
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This fall will present the first real test of whether a Supreme Court with two Trump appointees will deliver the change Republicans dreamed of when they stonewalled the nomination of Merrick Garland.
Why it matters: It would be highly unusual for the court to so quickly turn its back on one of its precedents, but that's what the justices would need to do in order to uphold Louisiana's restrictions, Axios' Sam Baker notes.
Between the lines: This is a deliberate strategy, by red states as well as the conservative legal establishment, to force big abortion cases before the court and provide it the opportunity to roll back abortion rights, Sam tells me.
The bottom line: The decision on this Louisiana case will reexamine what qualifies as an "undue burden" on women seeking an abortion, as defined by Planned Parenthood v. Casey of 1992, Axios' Orion Rummler tells me.
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One very good boy: Hurricane, a Secret Service dog, was honored today for protecting former President Obama and First Family from an intruder who attempted to gain access to the White House in October 2014.
This cover image released by Scholastic shows "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes," a Hunger Games novel by Suzanne Collins, to be published on May 19. (Scholastic via AP)
"The Hunger Games" prequel — due out May 19 — has a title and a book cover, the AP reports.