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KYLE MACH AND JEFFREY NESTLER won this yearís Keedy Cup Competition in a decision that mirrored the Supreme Courtís ruling in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.

In January, the moot court competitionís three-judge panel, like the Supreme Court three weeks earlier, ruled unanimously in Planned Parenthoodís favor, affirming a challenge to the New Hampshire law that requires pregnant minors to notify their parents before having an abortion. Lower court judges had struck down the law because it failed to provide an exception for the motherís health.

Nestler and Mach were arguing for the respondents, Planned Parenthood, while Jennifer Hall and Marc Khadpe represented New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte. The Keedy Cup, named for former Penn Law Dean Edwin R. Keedy, culminates the schoolís moot court competition, which began last spring. The four participants were selected from the entire 3L class based on their proficiency in brief writing and oral argument.


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