US Reproductive Rights Seminar

Course Catalog Number: 
5887
Course Credits: 
3
Course Type: 
Seminar
Graduation Requirements: 
Upper-Level Writing
"W" Writing
Course Priority: 
Seminar - 3rd Year Priority
Standard Courses

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.