Liberty and Sexuality

The Right to Privacy and the Making of Roe v. Wade

Author: David J. Garrow

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 150401555X

Category: Social Science

Page: 1051

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Pulitzer Prize–winning author David J. Garrow’s stirring and essential history of the politics of abortion and America’s battle for the right to choose In 1973, the Supreme Court handed down its landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, and more than forty years later the issue continues to spark controversy and divisiveness. But behind this historic legal case lie the battles women fought to establish their rights to use contraceptives and choose to have an abortion. Liberty and Sexuality traces these political and legal struggles in the decades leading up to Roe v. Wade—including the momentous 1965 Supreme Court ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut that established a constitutional “right to privacy.” Garrow personalizes the struggles by detailing the vital contributions made by dozens of crusaders who tirelessly paved the way. This expansive and substantial work also addresses the threats to sexual privacy and the legality of abortion that have risen since Roe v. Wade. With abortion still a contentious subject on the national political landscape, Liberty and Sexuality is not just a historical account of the right to choose, but an indispensable read about preserving a freedom that continues to divide America.
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Marriage, Sexuality, and Gender

Author: Robin West

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317256328

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Marriage, Sexuality, and Gender examines contemporary debates about the meaning and value of marriage. The book analyzes arguments for traditional marriage, including those of neonaturalists, utilitarians, and communitarians or virtue theorists. The volume also considers a range of feminist, welfarist, and liberationist arguments for ending the institution altogether. It evaluates two major reform movements: one focused on expanding marriage to include same-sex couples and the other focused on the use of law to render marriage more internally just. The book concludes with a plea to activists to redirect "marriage equality" movements toward the creation of an entirely secular "civil union law" that would respect a broader range of private life-long commitments, including but not limited to same- and opposite-sex couples, without threatening the role of religious marriage in the lives of those who embrace it and without penalizing nonparticipants.
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The Lost History of the Ninth Amendment

Author: Kurt T. Lash

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195372611

Category: Law

Page: 374

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The most important aspect of this book is its presentation of newly uncovered historical evidence which calls into question the currently presumed meaning and application of the Ninth Amendment.
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The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

Author: Kermit Hall,James W. Ely

Publisher: Oxford Guide to United States

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 499

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Searchable database of information from The Oxford guide to United States Supreme Court decisions. Resource includes over 400 entries for Supreme Court decisions throughout U.S. history published in the Oxford companion to the Supreme Court. Additionally, 45 new entries for post-1991 decisions have been included.
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Protest at Selma

Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Author: David J. Garrow

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300024982

Category: Political Science

Page: 346

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Revision of the author's senior honors thesis, Wesleyan University, 1975.
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Modern Family Law

Cases and Materials

Author: D. Kelly Weisberg,Susan Frelich Appleton

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1305

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If you want insight into the Family Law issues that reflect our contemporary social and economic diversity, consider Modern Family Law, Second Edition. Blending cases, notes, and problems with interdisciplinary materials, this solid yet sophisticated learning tool offers contemporary coverage of the legal issues facing today's families. The casebook covers essential material: the text reflects the social diversity of the modern family and examines the women's movement, the children's rights movement, changing sexual mores, alternative family formations, and developments in reproductive technology valuable interdisciplinary perspectives include excerpts, notes, and questions from history, psychology, sociology, social work, medicine, and philosophy thorough coverage of Family Law basics sets the stage for more expansive topics to heighten student awareness of the real impact of the law on people's lives, the authors include narratives that look behind the cases and statutes the authors are highly regarded in both Family Law and feminist circles For the Second Edition, the authors add important new material without lengthening the book: new cases, problems, and materials throughout the thoroughly updated text latest coverage of same-sex marriage, including Baker v. State from Vermont and other recent developments in gay and lesbian rights grandparents' rights, illustrated by the Troxel case heard by the U.S. Supreme court a host of high-profile cases, such as: Stenberg v. Carhart, the Supreme Court's most recent abortion case, State v. Oakley, restricting a deadbeat parent's right to procreate, A.Z. v. B.Z., resolving a post-divorce dispute about frozen embryos, In re Marriage of Buzzanca, determining parentage for children of assisted reproduction For the most current coverage of the full range of Family Law issues from regulation of the intact marriage to alternatives to adoption with a distinctly progressive approach, consider Modern Family Law, Second Edition.
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An Entrenched Legacy

How the New Deal Constitutional Revolution Continues to Shape the Role of the Supreme Court

Author: Patrick M. Garry

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271075619

Category: Law

Page: 200

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An Entrenched Legacy takes a fresh look at the role of the Supreme Court in our modern constitutional system. Although criticisms of judicial power today often attribute its rise to the activism of justices seeking to advance particular political ideologies, Patrick Garry argues instead that the Supreme Court’s power has grown mainly because of certain constitutional decisions during the New Deal era that initially seemed to portend a lessening of the Court’s power. When the Court retreated from enforcing separation of powers and federalism as the twin structural protections for individual liberty in the face of FDR’s New Deal agenda, it was inevitably drawn into an alternative approach, substantive due process, as a means for protecting individual rights. This has led to many controversial judicial rulings, particularly regarding the recognition and enforcement of privacy rights. It has also led to the mistaken belief that the judiciary serves as the only protection of liberty and that an inherent conflict exists between individual liberty and majoritarian rule. Moreover, because the Court has assumed sole responsibility for preserving liberty, the whole area of individual rights has become highly centralized. As Garry argues, individual rights have been placed exclusively under judicial jurisdiction not because of anything the Constitution commands, but because of the constitutional compromise of the New Deal. During the Rehnquist era, the Court tried to reinvigorate the constitutional doctrine of federalism by strengthening certain powers of the states. But, according to Garry, this effort only went halfway toward a true revival of federalism, since the Court continued to rely on judicially enforced individual rights for the protection of liberty. A more comprehensive reform would require a return to the earlier reliance on both federalism and separation of powers as structural devices for protecting liberty. Such reform, as Garry notes, would also help revitalize the role of legislatures in our democratic system.
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The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr

From "Solo" to Memphis

Author: David J. Garrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300087314

Category: History

Page: 420

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In this sensational book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garrow documents the FBI's surveillance of Martin Luther King, Jr., showing how the FBI employed electronic eavesdropping devices, paid informants, and anonymous letters in a vicious but unsuccessful effort to destroy the civil-rights leader. This edition includes a substantial new Epilogue that draws on previously unrevealed documents.
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