Melissa Murray

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Melissa Erica Murray (born August 30, 1975) is an academic and legal scholar who is the Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at New York University. Murray was previously the interim dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law. Murray was the only African-American clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In 2015 Murray was appointed faculty director of the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice (CRRJ), the United States' first law school think tank to focus on reproductive rights and justice issues.


  • Just your weekly reminder that this won't end with abortion.... protections for same-sex marriage, contraception, and individual autonomy that are not explicit in the Constitution are up for grabs, too.
  • One of the things that we need to take from this moment is that this isn’t just about abortion and it’s not going to end with abortion. But if we are going to register any kind of objections, we need a functioning, healthy democracy. And that’s the first thing that they have disrupted.

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