“Government seeks to vacate D.C. Circuit abortion ruling, asks for disciplinary action against lawyers”

Here is a link to an interesting post by Amy Howe on the latest developments in the litigation involving an undocumented teen and abortion. The United States is asking the US Supreme Court to vacate the DC Circuit’s decision allowing the teen to obtain an abortion. The US is also asking the Supreme Court to consider disciplining the teen’s lawyers.  As Howe reports, “the government suggested that the justices ‘may wish to issue an order to show cause why disciplinary action should not be taken against’ Doe’s attorneys for ‘what appear to be material misrepresentations and omissions to the government designed to thwart this Court’s review.’ At a minimum, the government continued, ‘this Court may wish to seek an explanation from counsel regarding this highly unusual chain of events.'”

Richard Myers

Richard S. Myers, the Vice-President of UFL, is Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law, where he teaches Antitrust, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, and Religious Freedom. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Kenyon College and earned his law degree at Notre Dame, where he won the law school's highest academic prize. He began his legal career by clerking for Judge John F. Kilkenny of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Myers also worked for Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in Washington, D.C. He taught at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law before joining the Ave Maria faculty. He is a co-editor of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition: Contemporary Perspectives (Catholic University of American Press, 2004) and a co-editor of Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy (Scarecrow Press, 2007). He has also published extensively on constitutional law in law reviews and also testified before Congressional and state legislative hearings on life issues. Married to Mollie Murphy, who is also on the faculty at Ave Maria School of Law, they are the proud parents of six children - Michael, Patrick, Clare, Kathleen, Matthew, and Andrew.