Abortion Legislation

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Kentucky AG Can Defend Pro-Life Law

Here is a link to a LifeNews story on the Court’s decision to grant review in Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center.

This case involves a Kentucky statute banning dismemberment abortions. The State of Kentucky initially defended the constitutionality of the law but abandoned its defense after a federal court of appeals invalidated the law.

Daniel Cameron, Kentucky’s attorney general, then asked to intervene to defend the law but the federal court of appeals  rejected that request. The Supreme Court agreed to hear Cameron’s request to address the intervention issue. The Court didn’t agree to review the constitutionality of the statute.

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.