A Law That's Unjust Is Not 'the Law'
Larry Klayman recalls instant analysis of Roe with Harry Blackmun's daughter
By Larry Klayman
May 25, 2019
When I was a young law student in 1973 at Emory University in Atlanta, the feminist movement was just beginning to take flight. Despite this, these were different times; people were less strident and polarized, and my classmates generally were focused on academics with the hope of landing a good-paying job after graduation.
But this was also a time when much of our body politic was in flux. The Vietnam War was ending, and President Richard Nixon, caught up in the Watergate scandal, had resigned. But trumping all of this was a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, which came to be commonly known as Roe v. Wade. Fortuitously, the justice who penned the majority opinion legalizing abortion on a national scale, even as late as the third trimester of pregnancy, Harry Blackmun, was the father of one of my law school classmates, Sally Blackmun.
This coincidence, if one could call it that, of course generated more than the usual amount of interest and discussion by not just my law school classmates, but also our professors, particularly those who taught constitutional law.
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