Overruling What? Roe?/Casey?

Mae Kuykendall mae.kuykendall at law.msu.edu
Tue Nov 9 10:46:36 PST 2004

It would seem worth contemplating how much non-reproduction-specific
jurisprudence would lose its constitutional roots if Roe and various
predecessors, in their broadest popular/legal meaning as judicial
protection against decisions that "intrude on the personal and private
life of the individual," were overturned.  Reminder:  The cultural
confrontation is not all about abortion.  Mae Kuykendall

>>> "Conkle, Daniel O." <conkle at indiana.edu> 11/9/2004 10:35:27 AM >>>
You're right, of course, but in popular and political discourse "Roe"
means the constitutional protection of abortion rights.  Most
non-lawyers have never heard of Casey.
Dan Conkle 
Daniel O. Conkle 
Professor of Law 
Indiana University School of Law 
Bloomington, Indiana  47405 
(812) 855-4331 
fax (812) 855-0555 
e-mail conkle at indiana.edu 

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	Subject: Overruling What? Roe?/Casey?
	        In discussing the prospect of de-constitutionalizing
abortion rights, why does the discussion inevitably raise the issue of
overruling Roe?  Why isn't Casey the case that should be overruled
of course, that decision would eo ipso overrule Roe?
	Robert Justin Lipkin
	Professor of Law
	Widener University School of Law

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