KU Law professors to discuss legal consequences of recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling

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An open forum Friday afternoon invites the public to hear from two University of Kansas School of Law professors about the legal ramifications of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision ending the federal right to abortion services.

University Senate leaders will moderate a conversation between Kyle Velte, professor of law, and Richard Levy, J.B. Smith Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law. It’s set for 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 8.

“Legal Perspectives on Dobbs v. Jackson and Beyond” will discuss the background on the law and potential future legal developments.

“We have heard from many community members regarding the Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade,” Ani Kokobobo, University Senate president and chair of the Department of Slavic, German & Eurasian Studies, said in a news release from KU. “We understand the extraordinary impact of the decision both nationally and locally.”

The panel will livestream at this link. Community members can join the Q&A via Zoom at this link. Use passcode 070722.

The open forum is coordinated by University Governance, the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging; The Commons and the Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, according to KU’s news release.

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