The Supreme Court And The American Family: Ideology And Issues

Hardcover | February 1, 1986

byEva R. Rubin

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:251 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 1986Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313251576

ISBN - 13:9780313251573

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?Rubin reviews major Supreme Court decisions involving the American family and contends that Supreme Court precedents in this area reflect an ideological commitment of the Justices to traditional conceptions of the family. The analysis of case law presented in this work is comprehensive; issues considered include legitimacy, marital status, abortion, contraception, teenage pregnancy, gender classification, and parent-child relationships. The author postulates that the evolution of American society has generated conflict between those embracing traditional conceptions of the family and those who believe that these conceptions are unrealistic and obsolete.... This work represents a significant contribution to the literature....?-Choice