Constitutional and Legal Rights of Women Cases in Law and Social Change

ISBN-10: 0195330749
ISBN-13: 9780195330748
Edition: 3rd 2006
List price: $85.95
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Description: The Constitutional and Legal Rights of Women: Cases in Law and Social Change is designed to provide undergraduate students with a comprehensive, sophisticated treatment of the legal status of all American women. Authors Baer and Goldstein  More...

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List price: $85.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 650
Size: 8.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.322
Language: English

The Constitutional and Legal Rights of Women: Cases in Law and Social Change is designed to provide undergraduate students with a comprehensive, sophisticated treatment of the legal status of all American women. Authors Baer and Goldstein skillfully blend doctrinal and political developments to document and explain the evolution of women's rights and the law--as well as the dynamics and dissension within the feminist movement. Building on Goldstein's previous editions, this book combines updated material on constitutional law, gender discrimination, and women's rights with new cases and readings on family law, gay rights, and criminal law. This edition takes a more socio-political and institutional approach than other books on women and the law. The authors consider issues such as institutional questions of constitutional interpretation, the scope of judicial power, the balance of federal-state power, the interaction between law and other social and political institutions, and the capacity of law to effect societal change. The inclusion of state and lower federal court decisions greatly strengthens the book's focus on the law's relationship to gendered inequality. Topics also include constitutional history, job discrimination, gender equality, advances in reproductive technology law, divorce, child custody, education, same-sex marriage, pornography, and domestic violence.

Women Seek Constitutional Equality
Women and U.S. Law Before the Fourteenth Amendment
The Privileges or Immunities Clause
The Slaughterhouse Cases (1873)Access to the Bar
Myra Bradwell v. State of Illinois (1873)
Women's Suffrage and the Fourteenth Amendment Debates
Women and Modern Citizenship
The Vote by Constitutional Amendment
Liberty of Contract
Lochner v. New York (1905)
Protecting Women by Limiting Their Freedom
Radice v. New York (1924)
Capitulation on Minimum Wages for Women
West Coast Hotel v. Parrish (1937) and U.S. v. Darby (1941)
Equal Protection Clause
Women Attain (?) Constitutional Equality
Almost Strict Scrutiny
Court Bides Its Time
Officially Intermediate Scrutiny
Craig v. Boren (1976)
Sex Discrimination Post-Craig Statutory Rape
Michael M. v. Sonoma County (1981)
Women and Modern Citizenship
Jury ServiceInterlude
Doctrinal Development on the Clinton Court
Conferring Citizenship
Female Versus Male Parents
When Is Discrimination Not Discrimination?
Rights in Conflict
Women and Employment
Equal Pay and Comparable Worth
Comparable Worth
Washington County v. Gunther (1981)
Title VII and Women's Labor Legislation'Sex Plus' Discrimination
Sexual Harassment as Sex Discrimination
Gender Stereotyping
Price-Waterhouse v. Hopkins (1989)
Affirmative Action
Johnson v. Transportation Agency (1987)
Gender and Family LawSame-Sex Marriage
Kowalski Cases
Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
Domestic Partnerships and Civil Unions
Baker v. State (1999)
Legal History of Marriage
The Traditional Family
Rights of Unmarried Fathers
Parents versus Grandparents
Parents' Rights Versus Community Rights
Native Americans and Family Law
Women and ReproductionLegal Contexts
Implied Constitutional Rights
Contraception and the Right to Privacy
Legalizing Abortion
Securing Access to Abortion
Pregnant Women's Privacy
Reproductive Technology and the Law
Whose Property Are Frozen Embryos?
Posthumous Procreation
Woodward v. Commissioner of Social Security (2002)
Women and Education
Single-Sex Public Schools
Separate but Equal?
Higher Education
Title IX and Educational Equality
Title IX and Sexual Harassment
Title IX and Retaliation
Women and Crime
Spouse Abuse
Feminists Divide Over Pornography
The Violence Against Women Act

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