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November 23, 2020  

Are abortions an essential medical service during a pandemic?

The panel discusses court responses to states imposing restrictions on abortion during the present COVID pandemic. Is medicine an area where public necessity can outweigh private rights? Does restricting abortion actually reduce the use of PPE? What are the ethics around using a public health emergency to advance an agenda? 

The article discussed is: B. Jessie Hill, ESSENTIALLY ELECTIVE: THE LAW AND IDEOLOGY OF
RESTRICTING ABORTION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, 106 Va. L. Rev. Online 99 (2020). 

Host: Seth Trott

Panel: Tony Fernando, Courtney Buechler, Nailah Graves-Manns, Schenley Kent

Audio: Mohammed Saleem

Producer: Tony Fernando

November 9, 2020  

Election Litigation and the Supreme Court

While waiting to learn the outcome of the current election, our team looks back at Bush v. Gore and the decision making of the Supreme Court in the aftermath of the presidential election in the year 2000. Is a presidential candidate meaningfully harmed by being denied a recount? Do states rights over-ride federal interests? Should the Supreme Court grant certiorari to cases with flawed arguments? Also, our free sticker offer is still active!

The article discussed was: David A. Strauss, Bush v. Gore: What were they thinking? 68 U. Chicago L. Rev. 737 (2001).

Host: Seth Trott

Panel: Tony Fernando, Jo Ann Fernando

Audio: Mohammed Saleem

Producer: Tony Fernando 

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