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

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1988 - Social Science - 637 pages
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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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Goldstein provides a legal casebook examining women's constitutional rights as determined by U.S. Supreme Court decisions. This revised and updated edition of her 1979 work contains cases through the ... Read full review

Contents

Early Interpretations of Due Process
3
Substantive Due Process
19
Old Wine in New Bottles
49
18681975
66
Early Struggle for the Ballot
73
Women Take
83
Sex as a Semisuspect Classification
109
Gender and More Rigid Scrutiny
165
Women Procreation and the Right of Privacy
298
Contraception
310
Congressional Enforcement of Equal Protection
498
Note on Comparable Worth
537
Epilogue
585
Timetable of Womens Rights Cases
601
How the Supreme Court Operates
613
Postscript 1989
631

The Military
249
Rape
267

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Leslie Friedman Goldstein is professor of political science at the University of Delaware. She is the author of The Constitutional Rights of Women, also published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

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