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This Week in Sociological Perspective, audio
Economists talk money. Politicians talk government. On This Week in Sociological Perspective we talk money, politics, and everything else that makes the world go ‘round, offering insight on society, public affairs, and news of the week. Guest authors join your host, UC-Berkeley Professor Samuel Roundfield Lucas, to transcend the headlines through fascinating research in sociology.

Jun 30, 2022

On Friday the U.S. Supreme Court released several decisions, many of them major decisions in their domain and beyond. This week I spoke with Professor Mary Rose of the University of Texas-Austin about three of those Supreme Court decisions: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, and Vega v. Tekoh. Professor Rose identifies important new directions these decisions signal, and reflects on the implications of these directions for the judges’ reasoning, decision-making, and the exercise of rights.

Single Segment -- Mary Rose on Dobbs, New York Rifle and Pistol Association, and Vega