Professor Lisa Tucker was interviewed by the media recently on the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative state and its view on abortion and on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s response to the recent government shutdown.
Tucker was quoted by Yahoo News on the current state of the Supreme Court and how its conservative majority may impact the rights of women. The court recently put off a ruling to grant an injunction against a Louisiana law that would most likely close all but one state abortion clinic. Tucker discussed how many of the rulings since Roe have essentially served to undercut the decision’s original intention.
“Under this court, that would accelerate, with legislatures sending out more and more laws that are more and more restrictive and the court upholding them until you have the right in name only because no one in a state can practically speaking exercise that right,” she said.
The Canadian Broadcasting Company interviewed Tucker on the recent federal government shutdown. Having previously interviewed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Tucker recalled some of what she believes has enabled the leader to prevail over numerous powerful men during this presidency. Tucker contended that those who underestimate Pelosi do so at their own risk. She recounted a remark that Pelosi made when giving a guest lecture to one of Tucker’s law classes.
“She told them, 'You can still have power and wear a pink suit.' And I think that's the essence of who she is. She doesn't apologize for who she is, and she thinks of herself as incredibly worthy of holding that gavel,” McElroy said.
A keen observer of and expert on the U.S. Supreme Court, Lisa frequently shares her insights with the media. From 2009-2011, she wrote the Plain English column on SCOTUSblog.