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An update on the Ohio abortion amendment on the ballot this fall, including some of my thoughts.
ABCNews, Julie Carr Smyth & Christine Fernando, An Ohio Ballot Measure Seeks to Protect Abortion. Opponents Messaging is on Parental Rights, AP, ABCNews &   Politico
The wording of a proposed constitutional amendment on Ohio’s fall ballot to ensure

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Defining “Woman”

Camille Hebert, Defining Women, J. Gender, Race & Justice (forthcoming) 
The current debate about the meaning of the term “woman” has become a proxy for the culture wars over the rights of sexual and gender minorities, with social conservatives claiming that “sex” has traditionally meant “biological sex” and that

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Judicial Dark Matter and the Continued Gender and Racial Inequalities on Federal Appellate Panels

Nina Varsava, Keith Carlson, Michael Livermore & Daniel Rockmore,  Judicial Dark Matter, 91 U. Chicago L. Rev. (forthcoming)  
Judicial reform efforts aimed at rectifying historical gender and racial inequalities understandably focus on increasing the number of women