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Mississippi AG Urges Supreme Court to Overrule Roe and Casey

On July 22, 2021, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed a hard-hitting brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization urging the ¬†United States Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Here and here are links to articles on the filing.

Dobbs involves the constitutionality of a Mississippi law banning most abortions after 15 weeks. Fitch states that the law ought to be easily upheld “[b]ecause nothing in constitutional text, structure, history, or tradition supports a right to abortion.” But to uphold the Mississippi law, the Court will need to confront the continuing validity of Roe and Casey. ¬†Fitch argues that “the question becomes whether this Court should overrule those decisions. It should. The stare decisis case for overruling Roe and Casey is overwhelming.”


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.