“Roe, Popular Constitutionalism and the Erosion of American Democracy,” a talk by Mary Ziegler, Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law, UC Davis

Jan 18, 2023

For nearly a half century, Roe v. Wade was not only the most widely-known Supreme Court decision, but a touchstone for debate about reproductive health, rights and justice.

Mary Ziegler

Mary Ziegler, the Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis,  will discuss why it became a cultural icon—despite widespread criticism, even from progressives—and the fight to transform everything from campaign finance to voter rights. Ultimately, the history of fights about Roe show a different way forward—one routed in grassroots and constitutional mobilizations outside the federal courts—and one that will prove a stress test for democracy.

Ziegler will present her talk via Zoom in Flynn Auditorium on Monday, Jan. 23, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Her lecture is part of the Dean’s Lecture Series on Race and Discrmination, which is sponsored by the Diversity, Equity and Community Office.

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