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  • 12 Jul 2022
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    H. Jefferson Powell

    History, Rights, and Constitutional Law

    The Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overruled Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case recognizing a right to an abortion, and the 1992 Casey decision that reaffirmed Roe. From any human perspective, Dobbs was momentous, but the meaning of a major constitutional law decision reaches beyond its immediate subject. Dobbs thus demands […]

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  • 27 Jun 2022
    Kathy Dodworth

    Legitimacy: crisis or continuity?

    We are, according to US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in a ‘crisis of legitimacy’. The US Supreme Court’s overturning of long-settled law Roe vs Wade regarding women’s right to abortion does not reflect US public opinion at large. Trust in the court itself is at an all-time-low, she laid out in a Twitter series on 25 […]

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  • 12 Sep 2016
    Kathryn M. Stanchi

    Why are Feminist Judgments Necessary?

    Kathryn M. Stanchi, co-editor of Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (2016), reflects on the passing of Phyllis Schlafly and the history of the Equal Rights Amendment.

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  • 18 May 2016
    Allan C. Hutchinson

    How to Surf the Law

    Allan C. Hutchinson, author of Is Killing People Right? (2016) explains why good judges are like good surfers.

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