CAFE Insider 05/20: Reversing Roe & Politicizing Pardons

Show Notes

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  • Roe v. Wade (1973), Oyez  
  • Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992), Oyez

Overturning Precedent:

  • Nevada v. Hall (1979), Oyez overturned by Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt (2019) Oyez
  • Bowers v. Hardwick (1986) Oyez, overturned by Lawrence v. Texas (2003) Oyez
  • SCOTUS reporter Joan Biskupic’s interview on Stay Tuned
  • “The Supreme Court’s Overruling of Constitutional Precedent,” Congressional Research Service, 9/24/18
  • “Supreme Court’s conservatives overturn precedent as liberals ask ‘which cases the court will overrule next’,” Washington Post, 5/13/19
  • “Can the Supreme Court Change Its Mind?,” New York Times, 12/5/02
  • “John Roberts has voted for restrictions on abortion. Will he overturn Roe v. Wade?,” CNN, 5/15/19

Restrictive state abortion laws:

  • “Alabama Governor Signs Abortion Ban Into Law,” National Public Radio, 5/15/19
  • “25 men voted to ban abortion in Alabama. Do they reflect the rest of America?,” USA Today, 5/15/19
  • “Trump, Republicans distance themselves from Alabama abortion law,” Washington Post, 5/19/19
  • “Abortion ban reaction: Democrats erupt, Republicans stay quiet as both sides see an impact in the 2020 election,” Washington Post, 5/15/19
  • “‘The Time Is Now’: States Are Rushing to Restrict Abortion, or to Protect It,” New York Times, 5/15/19
  • “Alabama Abortion Law Could Make Its Way To The Supreme Court,” National Public Radio, 5/16/19
  • “Georgia Governor Signs ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Law,” New York Times, 5/7/19
  • “A GOP lawmaker used the phrase ‘consensual rape’ during abortion debate. He says he misspoke,” Washington Post, 5/17/19


Trump’s Recent Pardons:

  • “The President and His Power to Pardon,” New York Times, 5/19/19
  • “Trump pardons Pat Nolan, former GOP lawmaker taken down in FBI’s ‘Shrimpscam’ probe,” LATimes, 5/15/19
  • “Trump pardons billionaire friend Conrad Black, who wrote a book about him,” Washington Post, 5/15/19
  • “Trump May Be Preparing Pardons for Servicemen Accused of War Crimes,” New York Times, 5/18/19

Pardon of Marc Rich:

  • “Rich Made His Fortune by Breaking the Rules,” Washington Post, 3/13/01
  • “Holder admits ‘mistakes’ in Rich pardon,” CNN, 1/15/09
  • “U.S. attorney launches criminal probe of Rich pardon,” CNN, 2/14/01

Pardon of Richard Nixon:

  • “NO CONDITIONS SET Action Taken to Spare Nation and ExChief, President Asserts,” New York Times, 9/9/74


  • Michigan Representative Justin Amash’s Twitter thread
  • Statement by Former Federal Prosecutors, Medium, 5/6/19


  • Addendum to the government’s memorandum in aid of Flynn’s sentencing
  • “The Daily 202: Judge’s order to release Flynn transcripts illuminates an under-covered episode in the Mueller report,” Washington Post, 5/17/19
  • VIDEO: “Stupid Watergate: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO),” Youtube, 5/21/17


  • “Barr Assigns U.S. Attorney in Connecticut to Review Origins of Russia Inquiry,” New York Times, 5/13/19


  • “Cruz warns ‘Space Force’ needed to prevent space pirates,” The Hill, 5/15/19