Two Albany Law School Scholars Available to Comment on SCOTUS case, 303 Creative v. Elenis

As the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case, 303 Creative v. Elenis, which challenges a Colorado state law that bars businesses that are open to the public from discriminating against gay people or announcing their intent to do so,…

Supreme Court’s decision to limit EPA oversight of CO2 emissions ‘a thinly veiled attempt to protect the coal industry,’ Notre Dame expert says

Alan Hamlet is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences. His research focuses on integrated modeling of climate variability and climate change. In response to the recent Supreme Court EPA ruling, Hamlet said the following: “The…

FSU expert on social movements lends insight on public protests over Roe v. Wade

By: Pete Reinwald | Published: June 24, 2022 | 2:31 pm | SHARE: Deana Rohlinger, a Florida State University professor of sociology and an expert on political participation and social movements, said she expects mass protests stemming from Friday’s news that the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that gave women a right to choose an abortion before fetal viability.

WashU Expert: SCOTUS ruling hints at why religious freedom means living with views we don’t like

While the ruling in the Maine case is unsurprising giving the court’s recent decisions around freedom of religion, some of the rhetoric around the case misrepresents the role of constitutional protections for religion in a pluralistic society, said John Inazu, expert on law and religion at Washington University in St. Louis.

Texas threat to revisit SCOTUS case could be ‘catastrophic’

In the aftermath of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, Texas Governor Greg Abbott discussed revisiting the 1982 Supreme Court ruling Plyler v. Doe requiring states to provide education to undocumented children.  Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer,…

Final Anderson Seminar to Explore Legal Mechanism of Texas S.B.8, and Copycat Laws Designed to Skirt Judicial Review

The final Warren M. Anderson Seminar of 2022 will focus on a growing wave of state laws designed to target constitutional rights while limiting judicial review.

The United States Supreme Court left the first of these kinds of laws – Texas S.B.8, an anti-abortion statute – in place last December. Now, the legal mechanism S.B.8 used to avoid early judicial review can and may be applied to a wide range of individual rights and areas subject to federal preemption.

The Government Law Center at Albany Law School will host the virtual seminar, “Designing Statutes to Evade Judicial Review: The Future After Texas’ S.B.8,” on Tuesday, May 17 from noon-1 p.m.

Policy and Supreme Court experts available to speak on leaked opinion that appears to overturn Roe v. Wade

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 3, 2022) — Last night the news organization Politico reported on a leaked draft of a Supreme Court decision in the Mississippi case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. While the final opinion, expected this summer, could…

George Washington University professors are available to discuss the Court’s apparent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade from multiple angles

Lara Brown is the director of GW’s Graduate School of Political Management. She can discuss how the Supreme Court’s decision could impact the 2022 and 2024 elections and the Biden administration’s response to the Court’s ruling. Casey Burgat is an…

D.C. Circuit Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is slated to make history as the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States. GW faculty experts are available to comment on the judicial, political, and procedural aspects of Judg

Brandon Bartels, a professor of political science, is an expert on judicial politics. He can provide more insight into Judge Jackson’s background and judicial philosophy and the power dynamics that could be in play during the proceedings. Todd Belt, a…

Endocrine Society celebrates Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act

The Endocrine Society today praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, which makes health care accessible to millions of individuals nationwide, including those with hormone health conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, thyroid conditions, and breast and prostate cancer.

UNH Expert Offers Comment on Supreme Court Reform and New Commission

Ryan Vacca, a professor at the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law with an expertise in federal judiciary reform, and who recently advised the House in advance of the hearing, is available to discuss the problems plaguing the federal judicial system, how and why previous efforts have failed, arguments for and against court packing, and how the reforms might be structured to avoid past problems.

What’s at stake in the Supreme Court’s ACA case? A quick explainer

Though the election and pandemic have eclipsed it in the news, there’s another event unfolding that could affect nearly all Americans: a Supreme Court case that will decide the future of the Affordable Care Act. A health policy researcher explains what would happen if it’s overturned.

SCOTUS foster agency case presents important questions on balance between religious freedom and antidiscrimination laws, Notre Dame experts say

The Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments Wednesday (Nov. 4) in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case that “presents timely and important questions about the Court’s First Amendment doctrines and the balance between religious freedom and antidiscrimination…