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The intellectual origins of Roe . . . in a law review

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4 Responses

  1. Stephen says:

    VERY interesting! I’m sure the current leadership of Alabama would use news like this to try to end the state’s funding of the law school. “Our tax dollars are going to this kind of radical school publication? Eff that. We’re cutting the funding.”

  2. Dave Hoffman says:

    How about a more limited question: the most significant law review articles by alabama professors? I nominate and easy one: “An Argument for Tax Reform Based on Judeo-Christian Ethics” by Susan Hamill.

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  4. Edward Still says:

    Roy Lucas was teaching at the University of Alabama Law School when I attended. I remember hearing that after he left the law school, he was working full-time as a lawyer for a group of abortion clinics.

    As for the article not being cited, I don’t think that necessarily means much. The importance of his article came from its real-world use by lawyers.