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Newswise: The Voting Rights Act Increased Racial Economic Equality That’s Now Diminishing
Released: 17-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
The Voting Rights Act Increased Racial Economic Equality That’s Now Diminishing
University of California San Diego

As many state legislatures consider weakening voter protections and Congress debates new voting rights laws, recent research from the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management reveals that the 1965 Voting Rights Act contributed to improvements of the economic status of Blacks. Conversely, after the Supreme Court rendered the Voting Rights Act ineffective in 2013, it led to economic disenfranchisement for Black families that continues to persist.

Newswise: Poll shows abortion ruling leak did little to change Americans’ voting intentions
Released: 13-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Poll shows abortion ruling leak did little to change Americans’ voting intentions
Washington University in St. Louis

The forthcoming study conducted by researchers at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis and UCLA shows abortion ruling leak did little to change Americans’ voting intentions.

Newswise: Without Roe v. Wade, Millions Will Travel Farther for Abortion Care
Released: 11-May-2022 3:45 PM EDT
Without Roe v. Wade, Millions Will Travel Farther for Abortion Care
University of Utah

The median distance to a clinic would increase from 40 miles to 113.5 miles. State-level legislation “abortion care deserts” that will disproportionally effect women of color and the impoverished. Large swathes of the country would experience a 100-fold increase in distance to care, particularly in the South, Midwest and Intermountain West.

Released: 9-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
With Leak of the Roe v. Wade Draft Decision, “First time in history that we are restricting a right.”
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

The potential for overturning Roe v. Wade has widespread implications for not only women’s health and privacy but also for how companies do business and provide for their employees.

Released: 3-May-2022 5:10 PM EDT
Supreme Court leaked abortion draft: U-M experts can comment on political, health effects
University of Michigan

The U.S. Supreme Court acknowledged a leaked draft opinion on Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 court decision that granted federal protection of abortion rights. The University of Michigan has experts who can weigh in on the potential decision, which is expected to be formally announced before the term ends this summer.

Released: 3-May-2022 3:00 PM EDT
The latest expert commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court

Are you looking for expert commentary on the leaked opinion draft that appears to overturn Roe v. Wade? Newswise has you covered! Below are some of the latest headlines that have been added to the U.S. Supreme Court channel on Newswise.

Released: 3-May-2022 1:00 PM EDT
Final Anderson Seminar to Explore Legal Mechanism of Texas S.B.8, and Copycat Laws Designed to Skirt Judicial Review
Albany Law School

The final Warren M. Anderson Seminar of 2022 will focus on a growing wave of state laws designed to target constitutional rights while limiting judicial review. The United States Supreme Court left the first of these kinds of laws – Texas S.B.8, an anti-abortion statute – in place last December. Now, the legal mechanism S.B.8 used to avoid early judicial review can and may be applied to a wide range of individual rights and areas subject to federal preemption. The Government Law Center at Albany Law School will host the virtual seminar, “Designing Statutes to Evade Judicial Review: The Future After Texas' S.B.8,” on Tuesday, May 17 from noon-1 p.m.

Released: 20-Apr-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Studies Detail Current, Future Obstacles to Abortion Care
Ohio State University

With an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision that is likely to further restrict abortion access, two new studies from The Ohio State University provide insights into what additional limits on abortion care could mean, particularly for those who will have to travel across state lines.

Released: 8-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT
What does Jackson’s SCOTUS appointment mean for the nation?
University of Miami

Ketanji Brown Jackson, who grew up in Miami, becomes the first Black woman to be elevated to the high court. But barriers for women and Black people still remain in all aspects of society, University of Miami experts cautioned.

Released: 1-Apr-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Ray Brescia on the Supreme Court and Ethics
Albany Law School

Since the election of 2020, issues of legal and judicial ethics have dominated the news.

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Released: 24-Mar-2022 6:05 PM EDT
What’s next: the US Supreme Court
University of California, Irvine

On Feb. 25, President Joe Biden nominated U.S. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. If confirmed, she would replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer and become the first Black woman seated on America’s highest court in its 233-year history. Charles Anthony Smith, UCI professor of political science and law, practiced law for almost 20 years before earning a Ph.

Released: 24-Mar-2022 1:30 PM EDT
Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings ‘more style than substance’
University of Miami

During two days of testimony, President Joe Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Court defended her judicial record in lengthy sessions. University of Miami experts in law and political science weigh in on the process pointing out that, among other reasons, many members of the Senate Judiciary Committee relish their time in the spotlight.

Released: 25-Feb-2022 3:05 PM EST
Biden nominee could shake up court’s liberal wing
Washington University in St. Louis

If President Joe Biden follows through on his promise to nominate a Black woman to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, longer-term change to the court is possible, based on voting patterns of Black female judges versus white male judges, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis.The study, “Replacing Justice Breyer,” suggests that in the near term, the court’s center of power is unlikely to shift to the left, given that the list of possible Biden nominees is ideologically close to Breyer.

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