Hodgson v. Minnesota (5-4).

The Court rules that Minnesota's requirement that minors notify both parents before obtaining an abortion is unconstitutional, but that an alternative Minnesota statute with a judicial bypass mechanism is valid.

On the same day, in Ohio v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health (6-3), the Court upholds Ohio's one-parent notice requirement, despite many problems with the law's judicial bypass procedure, and suggests that a one-parent notice statute might not require a bypass at all.

Also in this year, Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., (pro-choice) retires and is replaced by Justice David Souter (mixed record).