• Show Notes

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Preet speaks with Jeannie Suk Gersen, a constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School and a contributing writer to the New Yorker. Gersen dissects the legal intricacies in the Dobbs decision, and discusses whether the Court would uphold a federal law banning abortion outright. 

Plus, updates on the January 6th Committee hearings and the surprise testimony of ex-White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson.  

In the bonus for CAFE Insiders, Professor Gersen discusses whether people can change their minds on the issue of abortion. To listen, try the membership for just $1 for one month: cafe.com/insider.

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  • “The Most Explosive Revelations From Cassidy Hutchinson’s Testimony,” New York Magazine, 6/29/22 
  • “Cassidy Hutchinson’s Testimony Highlights Legal Risks for Trump,” NYT, 6/29/22
  • VIDEO: Hutchinson testimony to the Jan. 6 committee, 6/28/22


  • Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health (2022)
  • Transcript of the Dobbs Oral Argument
  • Jeannie Suk Gersen, “When the Supreme Court Takes Away a Long-Held Constitutional Right,” New Yorker, 6/24/22
  • “‘Abortion Is Just the Beginning’: Six Experts on the Decision Overturning Roe,” NYT, 6/26/22
  • “On Abortion, John Roberts Stands Alone,” WSJ, 6/26/22
  • “The Quickening,” Slate, 5/29/15
  • “Biden says America is leading. On abortion, Europeans disagree,” WaPo, 6/26/22
  • Equal Protection Clause, Legal Information Institute
  • Due Process Clause, Legal Information Institute
  • “The Historical Cherry-Picking at the Heart of the Supreme Court’s Gun-Rights Expansion,” New Yorker, 6/23/22
  • Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
  • Jeannie Suk Gersen, “Why the “Privacy” Wars Rage On,” New Yorker, 6/20/22
  • Lochner era summary, Legal Information Institute 
  • Mark Joseph Stern, “A New Lochner Era,” Slate, 6/29/18
  • “Thomas wants the Supreme Court to overturn landmark rulings that legalized contraception, same-sex marriage,” NBC News, 6/24/22

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