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Overturning Roe v. Wade With Constitutional Scholar & Supreme Court Watcher Steven Schwinn

Steven Schwinn, Professor of Law, University of Illinois, Chicago and an astute US Supreme Court watcher joins host Richard Levick of LEVICK on an extended episode to discuss the leaked draft decision by Justice Samuel Alito in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The draft portends the reversal of a near half-century precedent set by Roe v. Wade and, because of the broad brushstrokes of the draft, raises troubling questions about the future of same sex and interracial marriage, access to contraceptives, the criminalization of abortion where women can be charged with murder and the sanctity of stare decisis. The leak also raises concerns for the sanctity of the Court, which has been battered by the dramatic increase in the use of the “Shadow Docket,” the hijacking of the Merrick Garland appointment and the rush to appoint Amy Coney Barrett and concerns of appointees under oath deliberately misleading the U.S. Senate. Listen here