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
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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I made a case packet for Dobbs last year, and hoped you would have one available. My students -- who will be mooting the case tomorrow -- appreciate the comprehensive facts and arguments for each side. For the precedent section, you might want to add June Medical Center and Hellerstedt to provide more caselaw on the undue burden test.
The content was relevant and easy for students to understand.
Prior to listening to oral arguments, I wanted my students to get the background and facts of the case from a neutral source. The materials were clear and easy to use. I appreciate the break down in the vocabulary (ex: stare decisis, undue burden). I haven't gotten to my unit on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights yet so my students didn't have experience with the legal vocabulary yet. The materials were laid out in a manageable format and easy for my students to work with.