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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emGriswold v Connecticutem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Griswold v. Connecticut

    Law professors Helen Alvaré and Rachel Rebouché talked about the Supreme Court 1965 decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, which concerned Planned Parenthood’s challenge of Connecticut’s…

  • Review of Supreme Court Oral Argument in Birth Control Mandate Case
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    Review of Supreme Court Oral Argument in Birth Control Mandate Case

    The National Constitution Center held a panel discussion following the Supreme Court oral argument in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania. The case challenges the Trump administration’s…

  • Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby
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    Reaction to Supreme Court Ruling on Contraceptive Mandate

    Opponents of the Affordable Care Act’s contraception health care mandate held a rally on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court awaiting the decision in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.…

  • Panel Discussion on emSebelius v Hobby Lobby Storesem
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    Panel Discussion on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores

    The day before the U.S. Supreme Court was to hear oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, attorneys and legal scholars debated the facts of the case, the potential outcome, and how the court’s decision would…

  • Abortion and the Supreme Court
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    Abortion and the Supreme Court

    Professors Alvare and Pillard participated in a roundtable discussion to examine the history of the U.S. Supreme Court’s abortion decisions. They discussed the effect the first new justices…

  • Abortion Cases Before the US Supreme Court
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    Abortion Cases Before the U.S. Supreme Court

    Mr. Masci moderates a discussion of the major abortion cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. The cases Gonzalez v. Planned Parenthood and Gonzalez v. Carhart both addressed the…

  • Catholic Politicians and Church Teachings
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    Catholic Politicians and Church Teachings

    Panelists spoke about the relationship between the Catholic Church and Catholic politicians in the U.S. They focused on recent debates about whether pro-choice politicians should be…

  • Late Term Abortion Ban
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    Late Term Abortion Ban

    Members heard testimony concerning the need for and execution of a certain type of abortion procedure. This hearing was held partially in response to the admission by a pro-choice advocate…

  • Politics of Abortion
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    Politics of Abortion

    Advocates on both sides of the abortion issue discussed why it is so contentious and the possibilities for reaching a consensus. They examined such factors as religion and the dualistic…

  • National Platform Hearing Part 3
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    National Platform Hearing, Part 3

    Members of the Democratic National Platform Committee and the Democratic National Convention Committee heard testimony from constituents, officials, and representatives of special interest groups…

  • Republican Platform Hearing Abortion
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    Republican Platform Hearing: Abortion

    Members of the Republican Platform Committee heard testimony from representatives of special interest groups during a hearing on issues being considered for inclusion in the Republican Party’s…

  • Freedom of Choice Act
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    Freedom of Choice Act

    The committee heard testimony on the Constitutional and legal issues involved in S. 25, the Freedom of Choice Act of 1991, legislation that seeks to put into law the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe…

  • Freedom of Choice Act
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    Freedom of Choice Act