Contemporary Cases in Women's Rights / Edition 1

Contemporary Cases in Women's Rights / Edition 1

by Leslie Friedman Goldstein

ISBN-10: 0299140342

ISBN-13: 9780299140342

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

This book is meant to serve as an introduction to current issues facing the American judiciary that bear with particular force on women's rights.  See more details below


This book is meant to serve as an introduction to current issues facing the American judiciary that bear with particular force on women's rights.

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University of Wisconsin Press
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Table of Contents

1Historical Evolution of the Right of Privacy3
Early Judicial Invocation of Unwritten Rights4
Marital and Procreative Freedom: Skinner v. Oklahoma (1942) and Its Predecessors, discussion6
Contraceptive Freedom and Marital Privacy: Poe v. Ullman (1961) and Its Predecessor, discussion8
Victory for Marital Privacy and Contraception: Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), discussion10
From Marital to Extramarital Privacy and an Abortion Forecast: Eisenstadt v. Baird (1972), discussion13
The Right to Abortion: Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton (1973), discussion15
Post-Roe Abortion Restrictions, discussion of Planned Parenthood v. Danforth (1976)19
Roe v. Wade Under Siege, discussion of Akron I (1983), Simopoulos v. Virginia (1983), Planned Parenthood v. Ashcroft (1983), Thornburgh v. ACOG (1986)21
Public Funds for Abortion, discussion of Beal v. Doe (1977), Maher v. Roe (1977), Poelker v. Doe (1977), Harris v. McRae (1980)28
2Current Trends in Abortion33
Death Knell for Roe v. Wade? Webster v. Reproductive Health Services (1989)34
Parental Notice for Minors, discussion of Hodgson v. Minnesota (1990) and Ohio v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health (Akron II) (1990)73
Freedom of Speech vs. Limits on Abortion: Rust v. Sullivan (1991)75
Reaction to Rust v. Sullivan95
Reprieve for Roe v. Wade: Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992)96
Follow-up to Casey150
3Parenthood and Privacy: Contemporary Applications152
Coerced Caesareans: In re A.C. (1990)153
Child Custody166
Surrogate Mothers: The Baby M. Case (1988)167
Adulterous Fathers: Michael H. v. Gerald D. (1989)178
Native Americans and Familial Privacy: Mississippi Choctaw Indians v. Holyfield (1989)193
4Sex Discrimination205
Historical Background205
Employment Opportunity210
Gender Stereotyping and the Workplace: Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins (1988)210
The Civil Rights Act of 1991227
Protection of the Fetus vs. Opportunity for Women: UAW v. Johnson Controls (1991)231
Sexual Harassment as Sex Discrimination245
Supreme Court Guidelines: Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson (1986), discussion245
Lower Court Innovation: Ellison v. Brady (1991)247
Educational Opportunity: Franklin v. Gwinnett County Schools (1992), discussion256
5Sexual Violence and Pornography258
Statutory Rape and Sexual Violence: Michael M. v. Sonoma County (1981)259
Nonviolent, Coerced Intercourse: State v. Rusk (1981)269
Wife Abuse and Husband Homicide: State v. Stewart (1988)276
Pornography, Obscenity, and Hate Speech287
Obscenity Doctrine288
Anti-Pornography Ordinances: American Booksellers Association v. Hudnut (1985)289
Hate Speech and the Future of Pornography Laws: R.A.V. v. St. Paul (1992), discussion297
Appendix A: How the Supreme Court Operates315
Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States320
Case Index335

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