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US Reproductive Rights Seminar

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Seminar - 3rd Year Priority
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Upper-Level Writing
"W" Writing
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Course Description

This seminar will involve a ‘litigation history’ consideration of the U.S. Supreme Court’s post-1960 constitutional decisions that opened a new era of federal ‘substantive due process’ liberty protection for reproductive rights. It will also more briefly survey the doctrinally-related rulings addressing gay rights/ gay equality and ‘assisted suicide’ that have emerged in the post-Roe (and post-Casey) eras. The final week (or two) will address and analyze post-Gonzales v. Carhart (2007) developments in the lower federal and state courts.