The Constitutional and Legal Rights of Women: Cases in Law and Social Change by Judith A. BaerThe Constitutional and Legal Rights of Women: Cases in Law and Social Change by Judith A. Baer

The Constitutional and Legal Rights of Women: Cases in Law and Social Change

byJudith A. Baer, Leslie Friedman Goldstein

Paperback | April 21, 2006

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The Constitutional and Legal Rights of Women: Cases in Law and Social Change is designed to provide undergraduate students with a comprehensive, sophisticated treatment of the legal status of all American women. Authors Baer and Goldstein skillfully blend doctrinal and political developments to document and explain the evolution of women's rights and the law--as well as the dynamics and dissension within the feminist movement. Building on Goldstein's previous editions, this book combines updated materialon constitutional law, gender discrimination, and women's rights with new cases and readings on family law, gay rights, and criminal law. This edition takes a more socio-political and institutional approach than other books on women and the law. The authors consider issues such as institutional questions of constitutional interpretation, the scope of judicial power, the balance of federal-state power, the interaction between law andother social and political institutions, and the capacity of law to effect societal change. The inclusion of state and lower federal court decisions greatly strengthens the book's focus on the law's relationship to gendered inequality. Topics also include constitutional history, job discrimination, gender equality, advances in reproductive technology law, divorce, child custody, education, same-sex marriage, pornography, and domestic violence.
Judith A. Baer is a Professor of Political Science at Texas A and M University. Leslie Friedman Goldstein is a Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware.
Title:The Constitutional and Legal Rights of Women: Cases in Law and Social ChangeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:650 pages, 8.39 × 10 × 1.42 inPublished:April 21, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Women Seek Constitutional EqualityWomen and U.S. Law Before the Fourteenth AmendmentThe Privileges or Immunities Clause: The Slaughterhouse Cases (1873)Access to the Bar: Myra Bradwell v. State of Illinois (1873)Women's Suffrage and the Fourteenth Amendment DebatesWomen and Modern Citizenship, Part One:The Vote by Constitutional AmendmentLiberty of Contract: Lochner v. New York (1905)Protecting Women by Limiting Their Freedom: Radice v. New York (1924)Capitulation on Minimum Wages for Women: West Coast Hotel v. Parrish (1937) and U.S. v. Darby (1941)Equal Protection ClauseChapter 2: Women Attain (?) Constitutional EqualityAlmost Strict ScrutinyCourt Bides Its TimeOfficially Intermediate Scrutiny: Craig v. Boren (1976)Sex Discrimination Post-Craig Statutory Rape: Michael M. v. Sonoma County (1981)Women and Modern Citizenship, Part TwoJury ServiceInterlude: Doctrinal Development on the Clinton CourtConferring Citizenship: Female Versus Male ParentsWhen Is Discrimination Not Discrimination?Rights in ConflictChapter 3: Women and EmploymentEqual Pay and Comparable WorthComparable Worth: Washington County v. Gunther (1981)Title VII and Women's Labor Legislation'Sex Plus' DiscriminationSexual Harassment as Sex DiscriminationGender Stereotyping: Price-Waterhouse v. Hopkins (1989)Affirmative Action: Johnson v. Transportation Agency (1987)Chapter 4: Gender and Family LawSame-Sex Marriage: Kowalski CasesLegalizing Same-Sex MarriageDomestic Partnerships and Civil Unions: Baker v. State (1999)Legal History of MarriageThe Traditional FamilyDivorceRights of Unmarried FathersParents versus GrandparentsParents' Rights Versus Community Rights: Native Americans and Family LawChapter 5: Women and ReproductionLegal Contexts: Implied Constitutional RightsSterilizationContraception and the Right to PrivacyLegalizing AbortionSecuring Access to AbortionPregnant Women's PrivacyReproductive Technology and the LawWhose Property Are Frozen Embryos?Posthumous Procreation: Woodward v. Commissioner of Social Security (2002)Chapter 6: Women and EducationSingle-Sex Public Schools: Separate but Equal?Higher EducationTitle IX and Educational EqualityTitle IX and Sexual HarassmentTitle IX and RetaliationChapter 7: Women and CrimeSpouse AbuseRapeFeminists Divide Over PornographyThe Violence Against Women ActProstitutionChapter 8: ConclusionsNotes

Editorial Reviews

"Two of our nation's most distinguished constitutional scholars have superbly integrated history, court structure, and judicial politics with case law and commentary. This book is so well-written and approachable, scholarly, and complete in the range and depth of its discussion of thehot-button constitutional issues facing women (constitutional equality, employment and family law, reproductive freedom, education, and crime) that I plan to use it in my courses."--Ron Kahn, Oberlin College