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Editorial Reviews

Eleven contributed chapters relate the Court's evolution in cases regarding the application of its "Equal Justice Under Law" motto to women. Includes a foreword by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, b&w photos of legal pioneers, and a glossary of legal terms. Co- published with the Supreme Court Historical Society. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568026145
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors ix
Foreword xi
Introduction xiii
Acknowledgments xv
I Romantic Paternalism 1
Early Exclusion 2
Barred from Being Lawyers 2
Bradwell v. Illinois (1873)
The Right to Practice a Trade 4
Slaughter-House Cases (1873)
Denied: The Right to Vote 7
Minor v. Happersett (1875)
Myra Bradwell (1831-1894): Editor, Publisher, Reformer 8
Susan B. Anthony on Trial 12
The Nineteenth Amendment 14
Protecting Women's Health and Morals 16
The Nature of Women's Work 16
The Ten-Hour Working Day 17
Muller v. Oregon (1908)
Minimum Wage Laws 19
Adkins v. Children's Hospital of D.C. (1923)
West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish (1937)
Ending Protective Legislation for Women 21
No Place for a Lady: Women Bartenders 21
Goesaert v. Cleary (1948)
Florence Kelley: Crusader for Reform 22
George Sutherland: Supporter of Women's Suffrage 23
2 Jury Duty 27
Women as "The Center of Home and Family Life" 27
Strauder v. West Virginia (1880)
Hoyt v. Florida (1961)
"A Fair Cross Section of the Community" 29
Taylor v. Louisiana (1975)
Ballard v. United States (1946)
Gwendolyn Hoyt: A Neglected Wife Strikes Back 30
Duren v. Missouri (1979)
Picking A Jury 35
J.E.B. v. Alabama ex rel. T.B. (1994)
3 Sex Discrimination: the Search for A Standard 37
Interpreting the Equal Protection Clause 37
Four Turning Points 39
Breaking New Ground 39
Read v. Reed (1971)
Sally Reed: A Mother Grieves for Her Son 40
A Double Standard for Benefits 42
Frontiero v. Richardson (1973)
Sharron Frontiero: The Patient after Whom the Disease Was Named 44
Justice for Beer Drinkers 47
Craig v. Boren (1976)
Mark Walker, Curtis Craig, and Carolyn Whitener: Two Fraternity Brothers and a Beer Vendor 52
The Most Recent Standard 55
United States v. Virginia (1996)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg as Litigator: Shaping the Law 62
4 Women in the Family: From Subordinates to Equal Partners 68
Unequal Benefits for Widows Versus Widowers 68
Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld (1975)
Califano v. Goldfarb (1977)
Wengler v. Druggists Mut. Ins. Co. (1980)
Stephen Wiesenfeld: A Father Sues for the Right to Stay Home 72
Compensating Women for Past Discrimination 75
Kahn v. Shevin (1974)
Califano v. Webster (1977)
Harmful Stereotypes 78
Age of Majority: Twenty-one for Boys, Eighteen for Girls 78
Stanton v. Stanton (1975)
Alimony for Men, Too 79
Orr v. Orr (1979)
Unemployed Fathers, Unemployed Mothers 81
Califano v. Westcott (1979)
Husband as "Head and Master" of Household 82
Kirchberg v. Feenstra (1981)
The Equal Rights Amendment 83
5 Single-Sex Schools 86
A Nursing School for Women Only 87
Mississippi Univ. for Women v. Hogan (1982)
Joe Hogan: Male Nurse 90
Women as Citizen-Soldiers 93
United States v. Virginia (1996)
Gender Equity in Education: Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972 96
6 Different Treatment of Men and Women 98
Women and the Armed Forces 98
Combat Ships and Sea Duty 99
Schlesinger v. Ballard (1975)
Registering Women for the Draft 100
Rostker v. Goldberg (1981)
Giving Veterans Job Preferences 103
Personnel Administrator of Mass. v. Feeney (1979)
Helen B. Feeney: A Veteran Fighter 106
Unwed Fathers and Their Children 108
Child Custody 108
Stanley v. Illinois (1972)
The Right to Veto an Adoption and to Sue for Wrongful Death 109
Caban v. Mohammed (1979)
Parham v. Hughes (1979)
Lehr v. Robertson (1983)
Children Born Outside the United States 111
Lorelyn Penero Miller v. Madeleine K. Albright (1998)
Teenage Sex 113
Michael M. v. Superior Court of Sonoma Cty. (1981)
7 Discrimination in the Workplace 117
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Legislating Equality in the Workplace 119
Getting Hired 121
Mothers with Pre-school Age Children 121
Phillips v. Martin Marietta Corp. (1971)
Height and Weight Requirements 123
Dothard v. Rawlinson (1977)
Dianne Kimberly Rawlinson: A Petite Prison Guard 124
Making Partner 128
Hishon v. King & Spalding (1984)
Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins (1989)
Ann Hopkins: Neither Woman Nor Man Enough to Make Partner 130
Affirmative Action 134
Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Santa Clara Cty. (1987)
Paul Johnson: Victim of Affirmative Action 138
The Equal Pay Act of 1963: A Remedy for Women 140
Pay and Benefits 143
Working on the Night Shift 143
Corning Glass Works v. Brennan (1974)
Equal Pay for Comparable Worth 145
County of Washington v. Gunther (1981)
Discrimination in Fringe Benefits 147
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power v. Manhart (1978)
Arizona Governing Committee v. Norris (1983)
8 Sexual Harassment 152
Sexual Harassment on the Job 152
Meritor Savings Bank, FSB v. Vinson (1986)
Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc. (1993)
Sexual Harassment Gains National Attention 156
Same-Sex Harassment 156
Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc. (1998)
Unfulfilled Threats 158
Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth (1998)
Faragher v. City of Boca Raton (1998)
Sexual Harassment in Schools 160
Teachers Harassing Students 160
Franklin v. Gwinnett County Public Schools (1992)
Gebser v. Lago Vista Independent School Dist. (1998)
Students Harassing Other Students 162
Davis v. Monroe County School Bd. of Ed. (1999)
9 Pregnancy and Childbirth 164
Should Pregnant Teachers Teach? 165
Cleveland Bd. of Ed. v. LaFleur (1974)
Pregnancy is Not a Disability 168
Geduldig v. Aiello (1974)
General Elec. Co. v. Gilbert (1976)
Having A Baby, Losing Seniority 172
Nashville Gas Co. v. Satty (1977)
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 173
Discriminating Against Men: Coverage of Workers' Wives 174
Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. v. EEOC (1983)
Special Versus Equal Treatment for Pregnant Workers 176
California Fed. Sav. & Loan Assn. v. Guerra (1987)
Fertile Women Need Not Apply 178
Automobile Workers v. Johnson Controls, Inc. (1991)
Capt. Susan Struck: The Case That Got Away 180
Family Leave 181
Contraception 182
The Right to Privacy 182
The Battle for Birth Control 182
Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
Eisenstadt v. Baird (1972)
Estelle Griswold: Challenging the Ban on Birth Control 186
Abortion 188
Abortion Reform Laws 188
The First Decision: Roe v. Wade 189
Roe v. Wade (1973)
Doe v. Bolton (1973)
Roe: The Aftermath 190
Abortion Funding 191
Maher v. Roe (1977)
Harris v. McRae (1980)
Rust v. Sullivan (1991)
Consent of Husband, Parents 193
Planned Parenthood Assn. of Central Mo. v. Danforth (1976)
Bellotti v. Baird (1979)
Planned Parenthood Assn. of Kansas City, Mo., Inc. v. Ashcroft (1983)
Hodgson v. Minnesota (1990)
Ohio v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health, Inc. (1990)
Dr. Jane E. Hodgson: Abortion Pioneer 195
Abortion Procedure 196
City of Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health (1983)
Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (1986)
Reconsidering Roe 197
Webster v. Reproductive Health Services (1989)
Casey: Reaffirming Roe 198
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992)
Stenberg v. Carhart (2000)
Alias Jane Roe: The Story of Norma Nelson McCorvey 202
Antiabortion Demonstrations at Clinics 204
11 Leading the Way 207
Women Bar Members and Advocates 207
Belva A. Lockwood: First Woman Member of the Supreme Court Bar and First Woman to Argue Before the Court 207
First Ladies of the Supreme Court 208
The First Women Members of the Supreme Court Bar, 1879-1900 216
Susan Brandeis: A Justice's Daughter Argues Before His Court 234
The First Female Law Clerks 235
Lucile Lomen: First Woman Law Clerk 235
The First Female Law Clerks 236
Near Misses: Women Considered for Appointment to the Supreme Court 243
Women on the Supreme Court 247
Sandra Day O'Connor: First Woman Justice 247
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: From Litigator to Justice 252
Glossary 261
Timelines 269
Bibliography 274
Index 283
Illustration credits 297
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