Dr. James Melcher, 'The Cases' - Margaret Chase Smith Library Maine Town Meeting 2023

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Jim Melcher is a professor of Political Science at the University of Maine at Farmington. Every September for Constitution Day at UMF, he reviews Supreme Court cases from the previous term. Because he spoke at the Library in May this year, he was able to cover four cases from the previous term and three from the current one. As you may have heard in the news, the rulings on Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard and 303 Creative v. Elenis were recently handed down. Here's the full list of cases reviewed: Shurtleff v. Boston

Carson v. Makin

Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen

National Pork Producers v. Ross

Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard/UNC

303 Creative v. Elenis.

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