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CLE Committee - How Well Do You Know Roe?
 
Date: 01/15/2014
 
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
 
Presented by: Continuing Legal Education
 
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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW ROE?

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the nation's state laws prohibiting most abortions in its Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions. Four decades later, polls find that even most lawyers can't accurately state the holding in Roe or its companion case, Doe. Why do the Court's abortion decisions remain so controversial after more than 40 years, despite more than 50,000,000 abortions, numerous presidential elections, and a complete turnover in the Justices? Why did such a sweeping decision-with such important consequences for public health, producing such prolonged political turmoil-come from the Supreme Court in 1973?

Clarke Forsythe, author of Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade, discusses the behind-the-scenes deliberations that went into the Supreme Court's abortion decision, analyzing the case files, oral arguments, and an in-depth look at the Justices' papers.

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