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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Professor Leslie Griffin Writes Article for Religion & Politics

Dr. Leslie C. Griffin is William S. Boyd Professor of Law at UNLV.

On Oct. 30, her article, The Supreme Court's 2013 Term: Missing Justice O'Connor, was published by Religion & Politics, an online news journal.

"In this term's cases, federal courts have applied O'Connor's precedents in their decisions. If the justices follow O'Connor's reasoning, those courts' decisions will be affirmed. If the justices repudiate O'Connor's legacy, the nation can expect more government-sponsored religion and less abortion or contraception. Either way, the current Supreme Court term has the potential to shift precedents and shape jurisprudence on liberty and equality for decades to come," she wrote in the piece. 

Professor Griffin, who teaches constitutional law, is known for her interdisciplinary work in law and religion.