Louisiana admitting privileges case heads to Supreme Court

Here is a link to a story on Scotusblog about the cert petition that was filed today (April 17, 2019) in the Louisiana admitting privileges case. The case is June Medical Services v. Gee. In 2016, the Supreme Court invalidated a Texas law that requires that abortionists have admitting privileges at local hospitals. In June Medical Services, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld Louisiana’s admitting privileges requirement.

In February 2019, the Supreme Court granted a stay of the Fifth Circuit’s ruling and that prevented the law from going into effect. Now, June Medical Services has asked the Court to review the Fifth Circuit’s decision. The Court is likely to grant the petition and take up the case in its 2019-2020 Term.

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.