Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization was our winter 2021 SCOTUS in the Classroom case.
Each SCOTUS Term, Street Law selects the most classroom-relevant, student-friendly cases as our SCOTUS in the Classroom cases. Teachers are encouraged to hold moot courts or mini-moot courts of the case the same weeks that the Supreme Court hears arguments, giving students the opportunity to follow discussion and analysis in the news and listen to or read a transcript of the actual oral arguments at the Court.
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Are all pre-viability prohibitions (bans) on elective abortions are unconstitutional?
- Brief of Petitioner: Thomas Dobbs, et al.
- Brief of Respondent: Jackson Women's Health Organization, et al.
- Amici curiae briefs
- Link to the opinion of the Court (to be posted after the decision is announced)
News Articles and Resources:
- SCOTUSblog: "Court to weigh in on Mississippi abortion ban intended to challenge Roe v. Wade" (May 17, 2021)
- NPR: "The Supreme Court Sets A Date For Arguments In Case That Could Challenge Roe v. Wade" (September 20, 2021)
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