Bench Memos

What Lithwick Left Out

In this Slate article, Dahlia Lithwick takes conservatives to task for failing to defend Samuel Alito’s 1985 comment that the Constitution does not protect a right to abortion. Yet, as WIll Baude notes here, many conservatives (including our own Ramesh Ponnuru and Gerard Bradley) have done just that.

Jonathan H. Adler — Jonathan H. Adler is the Johan Verhiej Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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