Constitutional Law Scholars Amicus Brief

12.02.19

Primary Content
  • Amici are professors in the field of constitutional law, including the President of Columbia University, the former Dean of Harvard Law School, and the former Dean of University of Chicago Law School.

  • The brief demonstrates that a straightforward application of the Supreme Court’s precedents leads to an inescapable result: Louisiana’s admitting privileges requirement is as unconstitutional as the identical law which Texas used to shut down clinics and the Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (2016).

  • The Fifth Circuit distorted settled precedent beyond recognition – with far-reaching effects for other areas of law – and principles of stare decisis require faithful adherence to the Supreme Court’s controlling undue burden standard.

  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pro bono counsel.