The Fundamental Meaning of 'Medical Uncertainty': Judicial Deference to Selective Science in Gonzales V. Carhart

NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, Forthcoming

33 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2009 Last revised: 19 Jul 2009

Ames C. Grawert

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: July 17, 2009

Abstract

Examining Gonzales v. Carhart, this Note takes the position that the Supreme Court’s latest abortion decision sets a lower bar than is prudent for the scrutiny of scientific and medical congressional 'findings' that purport to justify limiting rights otherwise entitled to constitutional protection. In doing so, the Court invites collateral attacks on the same rights through the use and congressional adoption of slipshod, deliberately uniformed science ('sham science').

Keywords: Abortion, Gonzales v. Carhart, Fundamental rights, Substantive Due Process, Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Science and law

Suggested Citation

Grawert, Ames Cheney, The Fundamental Meaning of 'Medical Uncertainty': Judicial Deference to Selective Science in Gonzales V. Carhart (July 17, 2009). NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1435480

Ames Cheney Grawert (Contact Author)

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