Friday, December 7, 2012
San Diego (December 7, 2012) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Miranda McGowan was interviewed on KUSI-TV today to provide expert legal opinion on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear arguments involving two cases dealing with marriage equality, including California's Proposition 8.
"This is potentially a very big deal—the Supreme Court has decided for the first time to enter the same-sex marriage debate," commented Professor McGowan. She also pointed out that those who follow this story should be aware that, "Justice Kennedy is the swing vote. [He] wrote the two major opinions expanding rights for gay men and lesbians, written in the last 20 years. I do not think that he wants to write an opinion that says gay men and lesbians have no right under the U.S. Constitution to get married."
About the University of San Diego School of Law
Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.
USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.