Closing the Circle of Constitutional Review from Griswold v. Connecticut to Roe v. Wade: An Outline of a Decision Merely Overruling Roe
William W. Van Alstyne
William & Mary Law School
Duke Law Journal, Vol. 1989, p. 1677, 1989
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-140
This article attempts to distinguish the claims at issue in both Griswold v. Connecticut and Roe v. Wade to determine if these two claims are in fact related. The paper explains that the two claims of right are vastly different and that the Court’s determination of a time-frame for when an abortion may be performed directly contradicts the Court’s earlier stance that it was not within the power of the judiciary to insert its own view on the significance of a life.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: contraception, abortionAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 18, 2011 ; Last revised: October 6, 2011
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