SCOTUS 101: Will SCOTUS Overrule Roe v. Wade?

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SCOTUS 101: Will SCOTUS Overrule Roe v. Wade?

Dec 3rd, 2021 1 min read

Commentary By

GianCarlo Canaparo @GCanaparo

Legal Fellow, Meese Center

Zack Smith @tzsmith

Legal Fellow, Meese Center

Demonstrators gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health on December 1, 2021. Chip Somodevilla / Staff / Getty Images

Abortion is on the docket this week as the Court hears oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which asks the Court to overrule Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. CaseyDobbs filled this week's headlines, but the Court heard several other important cases too. Your hosts discuss them all, saving the oral arguments in Dobbs for after GianCarlo's interview of renowned legal theorist and political philosopher Robert P. George.

Professor George explains the history of the Court's abortion jurisprudence, its relation to our American legal and philosophical tradition, and the implications of Dobbs. He also gives his prediction of how the case will turn out and what overruling Roe and Casey would mean for the future of the pro-life movement. After that, GianCarlo summarizes the Dobbs oral arguments, and Zack peppers him with trivia about the Court's abortion cases.

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