VIDEO ADDED: ‘UC Davis LIVE’ on Abortion Rights and the Supreme Court

May 12, noon — A leaked draft opinion suggests that the Supreme Court could overturn long-standing protections of abortion rights. What’s the reasoning behind such a decision, and what do legal scholars make of it? How did we get to this point, and what are the implications for other Supreme Court decisions? Two experts from the UC Davis School of Law will discuss these issues and take your questions. 

  • Lisa Ikemoto is a Martin Luther King Jr. professor of law at UC Davis. She teaches bioethics, health care law, public health law, reproductive rights, law and policy, and marital property. Her research areas include reproductive rights and justice, especially the ways that race, gender, disability and wealth mediate access to and impacts of biomedical technology use and health care. 
  • Courtney Joslin is also a Martin Luther King Jr. professor of law at UC Davis. She teaches constitutional law, employment discrimination, family law, and sexual orientation, gender identity and the law. Joslin is a leading expert in the areas of family and relationship recognition, with a particular focus on same-sex and unmarried couples.

The conversation, hosted by Soterios Johnson, will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube beginning at noon on Thursday, May 12. Questions can be submitted via Facebook and Twitter either in advance or during the show.

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