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June 13, 2019

Gendron Celebrates L.A. Pride; Werner-Simon on Roe v. Wade; and ?????

This month’s SW LAW BLOG features some of our incredible faculty/alumni who found themselves "IN THE NEWS."

Thousands turn out for L.A. Pride: 'Forget the president. Let's do our own thing' 
Professor Gendron quoted in L.A. Times
Professor Gendron attended his first LA PRIDE Parade and was interviewed by the L.A. Times. He and a few others share quotes on their experience as members of the LGBTQ+ community and what the weekend-long event means to them. Read the full article here. 
Brian G. Hannemann '93 recognized by Continental Who's Who
Southwestern alumnus stands out as "Pinnacle Top Attorney"
Hannemann is being recognized for his work as a sexual harassment litigation attorney. For insight into Hannemann's accomplishments and dedication read the full article. 

Roe v. Wade
Julie A. Werner-Simon's post in the Santa Monica Daily Press
What did the pre-Roe v. Wade era look like? With  recent anti-abortion laws (Georgia, Missouri, and Alabama) heading up to the Supreme Court, is our country heading back to an era of back-alley "medical" procedures? Werner-Simon gives insight as to why she is unapologetically pro-choice and urges her readers to reclaim women's rights to their bodies. Read the full article here. 

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Julie Werner-Simon at KABC

Werner-Simon was a guest on "Dr. G: Engaging Minds The Solution."  She explains how the Constitution has been interpreted to find privacy in the 4th Amendment's search and seizure provision and the 5th Amendment's right against self-incrimination.  She further explains how just because the words are not specifically articulated in the Constitution does not mean fundamental rights (like that of Roe) do not exist.  Listen to the full show here