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The Law and the Liability of Eugenics

 

For decades, a program called Eugenics gave state boards the right to deem someone “unfit to procreate.”   The outcome of this was 66,000 Americans were selectively sterilized between the late 1920’s and the 1980’s. Lawyer2Lawyer co-host and attorney J. Craig Williams welcomes Professor Alfred Brophy, from the University of North Carolina School of Law and Attorney James Bowden from Waller Lansden, to discuss this controversial practice, the US Supreme Court’s shocking decision on eugenics and why forced sterilization “is” technically constitutional.

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