Emily Bazelon: A Full-on Reversal Or An Incremental Hollowing Out For Roe V. Wade?
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This week on All Ears Abby talks to New York Times Magazine staff writer, Yale Law School scholar, and Slate Political Gabfest co-host Emily Bazelon on a host of legal and legislative changes on the horizon in the American judicial system. With the looming shift from Republican to Democratic control of the federal government on January 20th, the Supreme Court is on its own separate trajectory, set into motion by the addition of Amy Coney Barrett to the bench. Focusing primarily on women’s reproductive health and justice, Emily breaks down how Supreme Court could begin to dismantle the legal scaffolding around abortion rights, and how it could reverberate through states and communities. With an eye toward the Democrats’ newly-shifted but still razor-thin control of Congress, Abby and Emily game the potential outcomes and discuss what values and metaphorical baggage justices bring into a courtroom. With Emily’s smart takes and deep knowledge, this is an episode for the legal-savvy, the legal-curious, and even the legal-agnostic.  

Find Emily on Twitter @EmilyBazelon

Charged: The New Movement To Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration (Emily Bazelon)
Roe v. Wade (Oyez.com, 1971)
People Are Dying. Whom Do We Save First With the Vaccine? (Emily Bazelon, NYT 12/24/20)
Why Inmates Should Be at the Front of the Vaccination Lines (Emily Bazelon, NYT 12/3/20)
The Problem of Free Speech in an Age of Disinformation (Emily Bazelon, NYT 10/13/20)
Why Ruth Bader Ginsburg Refused To Step Down (Emily Bazelon, NYT 9/21/20)
Police Reform Is Necessary. But How Do We Do It? (NYT, A discussion about how to reform policing, moderated by Emily Bazelon)

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