Tuesday, March 6, 2007
The Connecticut Law Review has just published John Breen and Michael Scaperlanda's article, Never Get Out'a The Boat: Stenberg v. Carhart and the Future of American Law (39 Conn. L. Rev. 1). In it, the authors critique the Supreme Court's decision in the 2000 Stenberg case on partial-birth abortion in the context of the cases currently pending before the Court. Interestingly, they do so by using the film Apocalypse Now as a framing tool, lending more depth to their concluding question: "Thus, the Court and the people it serves must decide: Do we turn our backs on civilization and head further into the bush, embracing the illusion of freedom in the barbarous license of state-sanctioned killing?"