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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. 

For more information, contact Niha Alasapuri at nalasapu@iu.edu.

Dan Conkle
IU Bloomington

Dan Conkle

Maurer 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).

Expertise

Constitutional law, the First Amendment, law and religion.
Jennifer A. Drobac
IUPUI

Jennifer A. Drobac

Robert 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.

Expertise

Sex/gender-based harassment and discrimination law, religion and employment discrimination, consent law, contracts, family law.

Kristen Jozkowski
IU Bloomington

Kristen Jozkowski

School 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. She is leading a multiyear research project investigating U.S. adults’ attitudes toward abortion.

Expertise

Attitudes toward abortion, sexual consent and refusal communication, sociocultural factors that influence consent communication, alcohol-facilitated sexual assault risk factors, measure development.
Jody L. Madeira
IU Bloomington

Jody L. Madeira

Maurer School of Law

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.

Expertise

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

Steve Sanders

Maurer School of Law

Expertise

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

India Thusi

Maurer 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.

Expertise

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