In response to today's Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, President Biden said
The Court has done what it has never done before: expressly take away a constitutional right that is so fundamental to so many Americans that had already been recognized.
Is this really an unprecedented action? SCOTUS has reversed long-standing precedent before -- Brown v. Board of Education effectively overturned Plessy v. Ferguson ("separate but equal"). But this ruling expanded civil rights rather than removing them. Have they never really taken away rights?
Admittedly, this could be a matter of interpretation. Citizens United expanded rights of corporations, but it could also be viewed as diminishing the rights of ordinary citizens because their "voices" may be drowned out by the louder voices of corporate political contributions.
I heard Beto O'Rourke talking about the decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which declared Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to be unconstitutional. While this doesn't directly disenfranchise the voters that the law was designed to protect, it does allow states to make it harder for them to vote.