Leaked Supreme Court Draft Full of 'Glaring Historical Mistakes,' Professor Tang Writes in L.A. Times

Glaring historical mistakes pervade the supposedly originalist analysis in the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion overruling Roe v. Wade, Professor Aaron Tang writes in a May 5 Los Angeles Times opinion piece headlined “The Supreme Court flunks abortion history.”

“Contrary to the draft’s conclusion, for as long as America has existed, so too have abortions — in most cases free of any form of criminal punishment,” Tang writes. Read the op-ed.

Aaron Tang’s teaching and research interests include constitutional law, education law, federal courts, labor law, and the intersections among civil litigation, the political process, and public policy more broadly.  A graduate of Stanford Law School, he has clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Supreme Court. His scholarly articles have appeared in law journals such as the Stanford Law Review, New York University Law Review, Virginia Law Review, George Washington Law Review, and Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.

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