Kyle N. Shen is a graduate student in the department of government at The University of Texas at Austin. (1) From the non-legal scholar’s perspective, the focus of the leaked draft opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization are the immediate policy outcomes. (2) Whether pro-life or pro-choice, surely the first response is to … Continue reading Statesmanship and the Court
I had the purely coincidental experience of teaching today both Roe and Casey in my Constitutional Experience course required of all Baylor students, so there are 250 of them in my class. That in combination with my browsing of Twitter (I’m on it too much now) convinces me that this decision illustrates well that we … Continue reading The Abortion Decision and Civic Literacy
Mark A. Graber is Regent Professor at the University of Maryland. James Buchanan’s inaugural address urged fellow Americans to allow the Supreme Court to resolve controversies over the status of slavery in American territories. Anticipating the claim made one hundred and thirty years later in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992) that “the … Continue reading Judicial Leaking Nineteenth Century Style
Ben Peterson is an assistant professor of political science at Abilene Christian University. The United States is in a state of emergency—several in fact. As of this writing, the country is in a state of emergency with respect to 41 issues, and emergency orders remain active in 21 states. One emergency, based on the frequently … Continue reading Normalizing the Abnormal: American Constitutionalism and the Routinization of Emergency
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