The University of California, Davis, School of Law has a variety of expert sources who can assist reporters with stories about pending cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Each professor source is listed with a link to a title, biography, photo and contact information. Reporters should check the UC Davis expert lists frequently in case there are additions to this and other source lists by topic.
Issue: Does Mississippi’s law banning most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy violate the constitutional right to abortion? And, are all pre-viability bans on abortions unconstitutional?
- Mary Ziegler — authority on history of Roe v. Wade, author of Abortion and the Law in America: A Legal History, Roe v. Wade to the Present, Beyond Abortion: Roe v. Wade and the Fight for Privacy and After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate.
- Lisa Ikemoto
- Courtney Joslin — can talk about broader potential implications for gay marriage
- Aaron Tang
Issue: Whether the state of New York’s denial of petitioners’ applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment.
Issue: Whether Maine’s law forbidding the use of public taxpayer dollars to religious private schools violates the religion clauses or equal protection clause of the United States Constitution.
Issue: Whether a school district can ban a high school football coach from praying on the sidelines.
Issue: Whether the Department of Homeland Security can continue the “remain in Mexico” policy for certain noncitizens arriving at the southwest border.
Issue: Whether the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate greenhouse gases.
- Karen Nikos-Rose, News and Media Relations, 530-219-5472, email@example.com
- Kelley Weiss, School of Law, firstname.lastname@example.org