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IU experts available to comment on leaked Roe v. Wade opinion

May 3, 2022

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A draft majority opinion from Justice Samuel Alito that was leaked Monday shows the U.S. Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade. Indiana University law, Supreme Court and reproductive health experts are available to comment on the leaked decision and what it means for reproductive rights in the U.S. For more information, contact Marah Yankey at mqharbis@iu.edu or 812-856-1442.

Caitlin Bernard

Global health, reproductive health, global reproductive health, sexual and reproductive health, contraception, abortion.

IUPUI

Email: caitlinb@iu.edu

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Dr. Caitlin Bernard is a family planning fellowship-trained obstetrician-gynecologist and faculty at Indiana University in Indianapolis. She has worked since 2014 with AMPATH -- the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare -- in western Kenya providing clinical care, teaching and engaging in research. (more)

Dan Conkle

Constitutional law, the First Amendment, law and religion.

IU Bloomington

Email: conkle@indiana.edu

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Dan Conkle teaches courses in constitutional law, the First Amendment, and law and religion at the IU Maurer School of Law. His research addresses constitutional law and theory, religious liberty, and the role of religion in American law, politics and public life. His most recent book is "Religion, Law, and the Constitution" (Foundation Press, 2016). (more)

Kristen Jozkowski

Sexual consent, sexual refusal, sexual violence prevention, abortion attitudes, sexual functioning, sexual pleasure, desire and satisfaction.

IU Bloomington

Email: knjozkow@iu.edu

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Kristen Jozkowski is the William L. Yarber Endowed Professor in Sexual Health in the School of Public Health-Bloomington's Department of Applied Health Science and a Senior Scientist at the Kinsey Institute. She is one of the leading researchers on sexual consent and remains committed to reducing rates of sexual assault on college campuses through her research and advocacy. (more)

Jody L. Madeira

Tort law, criminal law, children and the law, assisted reproductive technology, Second Amendment/firearm violence, interdisciplinary perspectives.

IU Bloomington

Email: jmadeira@indiana.edu

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Professor Jody Madeira joined the IU Maurer School of Law faculty in 2007. Her scholarly interests involve empirical research; the role of emotion in law; the sociology of law; law, medicine and bioethics; and the Second Amendment. She is principal investigator on a grant to design and implement S.U.N., a multimedia web portal integrating educational videos and a mobile health tracking application for college students that addresses alcohol, marijuana, opioid and stimulant use disorders. (more)

Steve Sanders

Constitutional law, U.S. Supreme Court, same-sex marriage, LGBT legal and political issues, equal protection, 14th Amendment, family law.

IU Bloomington

Email: stevesan@indiana.edu

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Steve Sanders teaches constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, family law and constitutional litigation (the law of Section 1983 actions for constitutional torts) at the IU Maurer School of Law. His scholarship focuses on questions arising out of the 14th Amendment's guarantees of equal protection and due process, with a special focus on issues affecting LGBT people and same-sex couples. (more)

India Thusi

Criminal procedure, criminal law, critical race theory, regulation of vice, racial and sexual hierarchies, gender, race, policing.

IU Bloomington

Email: ithusi@indiana.edu

Expert Bio

India Thusi is a professor of law at the IU Maurer School of Law with a joint appointment at the Kinsey Institute. Her research examines racial and sexual hierarchies as they relate to policing, race and gender. Her articles and essays have been published or are forthcoming in the nation's leading law journals. (more)

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