The Unbearable Lightness of Marriage in the Abortion Decisions of the Supreme Court: Altered States in Constitutional Law
William W. Van Alstyne
William & Mary Law School
July 9, 2009
William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 18, 2009
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-14
This essay-article responds to efforts to put the Supreme Court’s abortion cases on a stronger footing by justifying them under the equal protection clause (rather than the due process clause--the basis for the Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade and subsequent cases). The suggestion here is that there is an especial irony in this effort. How so or why? That will require the reader to download this (mercifully) brief piece to see.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 12, 2009
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