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Dinner | Hellerstedt, history and reproductive freedom

In Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, the Supreme Court buttressed constitutional protection for women's reproductive freedom. A five-justice majority struck down a Texas statute that required abortion providers to have local hospital admitting privileges and clinics to meet costly standards for ambulatory surgical centers. Justice Anthony Kennedy's move to join the liberal wing of the court--in 2007, he had written the majority opinion in a 5-4 decision restricting abortion procedures--came as a welcome surprise for abortion rights advocates.
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'Upskirting' case shows Georgia privacy law needs updating, Kessler says

In the recent case of a man caught using a cell phone to record video while aimed up a woman's skirt, the Georgia Court of Appeals had little choice but to find the man not guilty of criminal charges because of the way the governing law was written, said Emory Law Adjunct Professor Randy Kessler 88L. The filming occurred in a grocery store. The state's Invasion of Privacy Act was written before cell phone cameras were common and applies only to private settings, according to an 11 Alive story.
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