The Supreme Court in the Intimate Lives of Americans: Birth, Sex, Marriage, Childrearing, and Death

The Supreme Court in the Intimate Lives of Americans: Birth, Sex, Marriage, Childrearing, and Death

by Howard Ball
     
 

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Personal rights, such as the right to procreate - or not -and the right to die generate endless debate. This book maps out the legal, political, and ethical issues swirling around personal rights.See more details below

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Personal rights, such as the right to procreate - or not -and the right to die generate endless debate. This book maps out the legal, political, and ethical issues swirling around personal rights.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"...A worthy assessment of the law of intimate association and personal decision-making. For those intrigued by the Court's human side, Ball provides a sufficient glimpse without raising the curtain on its realm of privacy that the justices have strived to protect.”

-Trial

"...A thorough summary of the trajectory of current case law on the legal regulation of U.S. citizens' intimate lives. . . . A valuable introduction to increasingly important and salient legal questions about the constitutional limits on the state's ability to shape intimate lives in the United States."

- Political Science Quarterly

"A wonderful book dealing with personal issues each of us as individuals may face. Well-written and absorbing reading with numerous case studies that rely on materials and insider accounts from the private papers of the justices, this is a book for the general public and specialists alike to savor."

-Sheldon Goldman,University of Massachusetts, Amherst

"In this truly fascinating and spellbinding work, Ball tells many tales."

-Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814709085
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
265
File size:
2 MB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher

"A wonderful book dealing with personal issues each of us as individuals may face. Well-written and absorbing reading with numerous case studies that rely on materials and insider accounts from the private papers of the justices, this is a book for the general public and specialists alike to savor."

-Sheldon Goldman,University of Massachusetts, Amherst

"...A thorough summary of the trajectory of current case law on the legal regulation of U.S. citizens' intimate lives. . . . A valuable introduction to increasingly important and salient legal questions about the constitutional limits on the state's ability to shape intimate lives in the United States."

- Political Science Quarterly ,

"...A worthy assessment of the law of intimate association and personal decision-making. For those intrigued by the Court's human side, Ball provides a sufficient glimpse without raising the curtain on its realm of privacy that the justices have strived to protect."

-Trial,

"Despite the controversial content of many of the cases, Mr. Ball maintains an air of bemused detachment and does not openly take sides. This is not a polemic. With few exceptions, the prevailing tone is light and scholarly. The goal is to illuminate, not to persuade."

-New York Law Journal,

"In this truly fascinating and spellbinding work, Ball tells many tales."

-Choice

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