2015 News



December 22, 2015: Jill E. Adams author’s guest column in SF Daily Journal, ACA bout heads to round 4, Next round of ACA challenges focuses on contraception.

December 14, 2015: Jill E. Adams quoted in NYTimes.com, Women charged for attempted murder for coat-hanger abortion.

November 19, 2015: Jill E. Adams featured in“Saluting 37 Soldiers of Social Change” San Francisco Magazine‘s Annual Power Issue. The photo essay features leaders from movements for Reproductive Justice, Black Lives Matter, Diversity in Tech, Transgender Rights, and Housing and Tenant Protection.

October 7, 2015: Jill E. Adams interview, “Purvi Patel’s Legal Team Attacks Evidence Behind Controversial Feticide Conviction,” WFYI.

October 2, 2015: CRRJ and National Asian American Women’s Health Forum submitted amicus brief on behalf of 30 reproductive justice organizations in appeal against Purvi Patel’s conviction for abortion self-induction.

September 14, 2015: Kristin Luker presents talk on Neolibral Abortion.

August 25, 2015: Kristin Luker receives American Sociological Association Simon and Gagnon Lifetime Achievement Award.

July 2, 2015: Melissa Murray quoted in “Liberal SCOTUS: Not so fast,” MSNBC.com.

June 29, 2015: Melissa Murray appearance, Morning Edition, NPR, discussing Obergefell v. Hodges.

June 29, 2015: Melissa Murray appearance, The Tavis Smiley Show, PBS, discussing the recent landmark decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 28, 2015: Appearance, Berkeley Prof: Why is Marriage Supreme?,” (S.F. Chronicle) discussing Obergefell v. Hodges.

June 28, 2015: Melissa Murray Quoted in Q&A: How will same-sex marriage ruling be enforced in the U.S.?,” (L.A. Times) discussing Obergefell v. Hodges.

June 19, 2015: Jill E. Adams quoted in, Fusion Article, California may finally overturn the Maximum Family Grant Rule.

June 4, 2015: Jill E. Adams blogged about the Hyde Amendment in “Privacy Should Arm the Many, Not Just Shield the Few” (ACS 50th Anniversary Griswold Symposium).

April 7, 2015:  Eliza Duggan (2L) has been named the third-place winner of the tenth annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights Law, co-sponsored by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Law Students for Reproductive Justice.  Eliza is currently student researcher at CRRJ, and her award-winning paper was written in conjunction with Professor Melissa Murray’s Fall 2014 Regulating Sex and Sexuality seminar.  Coincidentally, Berkeley Law has a great track record with the Weddington Prize.  Eliza joins Alison Hartry (‘11), who won first place in the competition in 2011, and Lauren Goldsmith (’13), who received an honorable mention in 2013.

April 2015: Kristin Luker was awarded the Simon and Gagnon Award from the American Sociological Association. The Award “commemorates decades of research and writing on sexualities by Professor William Simon (University of Houston) who died on July 21, 2000, and his longtime collaborator, Professor John Gagnon (SUNY-Stony Brook)” and “honors career contributions to the study of sexualities.” It is the most prestigious award granted by the ASA Section on Sexualities.

March 30, 2015:  CRRJ co-hosted a standing-room lecture by Professor Melissa Murray, “Griswold at 50:  The Roads not Taken and the Paths Ahead.”

March 24, 2015:  Jill E. Adams testified before the Senate Human Services Committee in support of Senator Holly Mitchell’s SB 23, which would end the Maximum Family Grant Rule of CalWORKS.  View the hearing here.  To read more about the issue, read CRRJ’s brief here. To read more about the issue, read CRRJ’s brief here.

March 17, 2015:  Professor Melissa Murray interviewed Linda Greenhouse at the American Constitution Society Bay Area Lawyers Chapter gala, which focused on the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court case, Griswold v. Connecticut.  Jill E. Adams presented awards at the gala to Congresswoman Jackie Speier and CoreAlign.

March 4, 2015:  Professor Melissa Murray, Professor Kristin Luker, and Jill Adams quoted in Los Angeles Times: Groundbreaking textbook makes the case for reproductive justice field.

February 27, 2015: Jill Adams and Melissa Murray interviewed by Colorlines: New law book could change the face of reproductive rights.

February 4, 2015:  Faculty Directors Melissa Murray and Kristin Luker co-authored the first legal textbook to address reproductive rights and justice issues in a comprehensive manner, marking the contours of the subject and providing a framework for instruction. Cases on Reproductive Rights and Justice aims to meet the demands of a previously untapped market and prompt an increase in reproductive rights and justice courses on law school campuses throughout the country.  Read more about this groundbreaking casebook in our press release, as well as on the ACS blog, Berkeley Law homepage, RH Reality Check, Colorlines, and LA Times.

January 22, 2015:  Jill Adams and Jessica Arons write for Ms.: Abortion law: Roe was right, but McRae was wrong.

January 21, 2015: Jill Adams quoted in Mother Jones: The secret history of the GOP’s new abortion ban.