A look at a seminal decision

By Lianna Hubbard

The Legal Studies and Global Citizens clubs hosted a presentation on a legal perspective of the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade, on October 17.

The presentation was the first of many case analyses the club hopes to do.

“We want to be educational and interactive and provide a global perspective,” said Sandi Towers, Legal Studies club advisor.

The Roe v. Wade case was the U.S. Supreme Court’s famous ruling on abortion.

The club reenacted the arguments of both councils for the case, broke down the history of abortion laws, and gave updates on abortion rulings.

At the end, they played clips of an interview Fleener Cophy, Global Citizens club president, did with Anna Vishkaee Eskamani, Orange County’s legislature in the Florida House of Representatives.

Cophy and Eskamani discussed a proposed Florida abortion bill that could allow people under 18 to receive abortions without their parent’s consent.

“I really want people to know how much power they have in this process. Whether it’s a college, state, national, or international issue, your voice matters,” Eskamani said in the interview.

For their next presentation, the club will analyze the 1954 case on racial discrimination, Brown v. Board of Education.

This article was corrected on November 8, 2019 for spelling and factual errors.

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