The Constitutional Rights of Women: Cases in Law and Social Change
University of Wisconsin Press, 1988 - 637 pages
Using a wide variety of cases involving women's rights, Leslie Friedman Goldstein examines the ways in which the U.S. Supreme Court initiates and responds to social change. This edition covers all major Supreme Court decisions that affect gender equity and reproductive rights through May 1987.
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The rationale proffered for this “ reform ” by the legislature will puzzle modern -
day readers . The argument was that allowing women to vote produced a
massive amount of voting fraud . It is not clear from the historical record why
women were ...
Her position was well stated in the concurring opinion in the District Court : plies
that the decisionmaker , in this case a state legislature , selected or reaffirmed a
particular course of action at least in part “ because of , ” not merely “ in spite of ...
As the Court has stated , a legislature may " pro - vide for the special problems of
women . ... the fact that the California Legislature crimi - nalized the act of illicit
sexual intercourse with a minor female is a sure indication of its intent or purpose
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Early Interpretations of Due Process
Substantive Due Process
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