Lisa Parshall Comments on Supreme Court Leak—and Set to Speak on Presidency at National Historic Site

By | May 10, 2022

In the wake of a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion indicating that Roe v. Wade is likely to be overturned, Daemen’s Lisa Parshall has been active in the media providing context on the controversial decision. 

Parshall’s comments come ahead of a May 24 speech – “The Administrative Presidency From TR to Trump: The Evolution of Federal Power” – she will deliver at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site in Buffalo. 

Last week, immediately after news broke of the leaked SCOTUS opinion, Parshall – a professor in the Department of History and Political Science and president of Faculty Senate – provided commentary to Newsday for the article Experts: Roe v. Wade radically alters NY election dynamics.

And, in a just-published piece on Medium for 3Streams – titled A Jurisprudence in DoubtParshall writes about how the current composition of the Supreme Court threatens the judicial legacy of former Justice Anthony Kennedy, who employed an interpretive methodology toward rights provided by the U.S. Constitution to author several landmark rulings, including the constitutional right to same-sex marriage, during his three-decade tenure on the country’s highest court. 

An historic setting for an address on the presidency

Turning her attention to the Executive Branch for the May 24 speech, Parshall – co-author of 2020’s Directing the Whirlwind: The Trump Presidency and the Deconstruction of the Administrative State – will “explore the different ways that presidents have sought to deploy federal power, while examining the progressive view of the administrative state and contrasting it with more recent efforts to deconstruct the federal bureaucracy,” according to the event site. 

The event – from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 – will be delivered to both an in-person audience and streamed via Zoom – and will include a Q&A following Parshall’s remarks. Tickets are required.

The event is being co-staged by the Buffalo Presidential Center.