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“Reading Jack Balkin’s edited book, What Roe v. Wade Should Have Said, conjures up thoughts in the reader, like ‘darn, I wish I had thought of that.’“,
-The Law and Politics Book Review
“This array of intelligent and serious alternatives to the Court's stunningly inadequate opinion in Roe v. Wade —some reaching the same, some the opposite conclusion, some in between —is the most convincing argument against any litmus test on this subject either way for future Supreme Court Justices”
-Charles Fried,Harvard Law School
“Whatever beliefs you may hold concerning these issues, you will find those beliefs subjected to thoughtful—even passionate—challenge in at least one of these opinions.”
-Kenneth L. Karst,UCLA School of Law
“Brings together some of America’s brightest legal minds to make the best arguments available for and against the constitutional right to abortion. An exceptional volume and essential for anyone who wants to understand the constitutional debate about Roe.”
-Nadine Strossen,President, American Civil Liberties Union, and Professor of Law, New York Law School
“The interest of the whole lies precisely in its depiction within a single volume of where the debate stands.”l
Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, and the Founder and Director of Yale’s Information Society Project. He is the author of numerous books and the editor of What Brown v. Board of Education Should Have Said (NYU Press, 2002). He lives in New Haven, CT.