William Cotter to Speak at Bar Fellows Lunch and Learn

26 September 2022 , Posted in: Uncategorized

Augusta, ME – On October 19, 2022, William Cotter, the former President and Professor of Constitutional Law at Colby College, will discuss two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and Kennedy v. Bremerton School District.

In Dobbs, the Court voted 6-3 to uphold a Mississippi policy banning most abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. More importantly, a majority of the Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade and return control of abortion access to individual states. In Kennedy v. Bremerton, the Court voted 6-3 upholding the right of a public school football coach to offer a prayer on the 50-yard line after a game.

Mr. Cotter will explain why he believes that there are six major flaws or intentional distortions in Justice Alito’s opinion in Dobbs, and why the Kennedy v. Bremerton case probably destroyed what was left of the wall between church and state.

Event Details:  October 19, 2022 at 11:30 AM via Zoom.  Registrants will be sent a link via email. For more information or to register, contact lmacdougall@justicemaine.org.