IU experts available to comment on U.S. Supreme Court abortion ruling
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The U.S. Supreme Court has overruled the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade in a ruling issued Friday that determines the Constitution does not grant the right to abortion. The opinion, authored by Justice Samuel Alito, allows states to decide whether to restrict or ban abortion, and several already have regulations in place that will immediately make abortion illegal. Indiana University law, Supreme Court and reproductive health experts are available to comment on the decision and what it means for reproductive rights in the U.S.
Dan ConkleMaurer School of Law
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).
ExpertiseConstitutional law, the First Amendment, law and religion.
Jennifer A. DrobacRobert H. McKinney School of Law
Jennifer A. Drobac is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She teaches contracts, sexual harassment law, family law and other courses. She holds her doctoral (J.S.D.) and J.D. degrees from Stanford Law School.
Sex/gender-based harassment and discrimination law, religion and employment discrimination, consent law, contracts, family law.
Kristen JozkowskiSchool of Public Health
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 leading a multiyear research project investigating U.S. adults’ attitudes toward abortion.
Attitudes toward abortion, sexual consent and refusal communication, sociocultural factors that influence consent communication, alcohol-facilitated sexual assault risk factors, measure development.
Jody L. MadeiraMaurer School of Law
Jody Madeira is a professor in the IU Maurer School of Law. Madeira can discuss recent mass shootings and the Second Amendment.
Tort law, criminal law, children and the law, assisted reproductive technology, Second Amendment/firearm violence, interdisciplinary perspectives.
Steve SandersMaurer School of Law
Steve Sanders researches 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. He can discuss the Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges and the need for federal legislation to protect same-sex marriage.
Constitutional law, U.S. Supreme Court, same-sex marriage, LGBT legal and political issues, equal protection, 14th Amendment, family law.
India ThusiMaurer School of Law
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.
ExpertiseCriminal procedure, criminal law, critical race theory, regulation of vice, racial and sexual hierarchies, gender, race, policing.
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