Roe v. Wade

the abortion rights controversy in American history

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Author: N. E. H. Hull,Peter Charles Hoffer

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 370

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A Woman's Right to an Abortion

Roe v. Wade

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Author: D. J. Herda

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766084256

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Abortion has long been a hot-button issue. In 1973, in the landmark case of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court finally decided that women should be allowed to have an abortion, with some limits. This book gives the background on the case and the path the case took to make it to the Supreme Court and presents both the majority and dissenting opinions related to the case. It also takes a look at the lasting impact the case has continued to have on policies and the legal system. Also included are questions to consider, primary source documents, and a chronology of the case.

Today's Social Issues: Democrats and Republicans

Democrats and Republicans

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Author: Timothy W. Kneeland

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610698363

Category: Political Science

Page: 388

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Covering everything from abortion to gun control to immigration, this book explains policies and positions of today's Democratic and Republican parties, giving readers a complete understanding of modern-day American politics and the 2016 presidential race. • Offers clear, relevant information on current politics in America that enables readers to better understand the key issues and grasp what is at stake in the 2016 presidential election • Documents differences of opinion on social issues within the Republican and Democratic parties where present and shows how the positions of the parties have changed over time • Describes the issues dividing Democrats and Republicans and how these disagreements shape political gridlock • Discusses interest groups with the most influence for each political party • Features book chapters that are cross-referenced to allow readers easy access to the information they seek

Elusive Equality

Women's Rights, Public Policy, and the Law

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Author: Susan Gluck Mezey

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781588261762

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

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All men may be created equal in the United States - but more than 30 years after Congress proposed the Equal Rights Amendment, can the same be said for women? Elusive Equality offers a clear understanding of how government institutions - the executive branch, Congress, and state legislatures, as well as the federal courts - affect the legal status of women. Surveying the judicial and public policy issues central to the identification - and protection - of women's rights, Susan Mezey traces the developing legal parameters of gender equality. From early court rulings that prohibited employment discrimination and sexual harassment through today's decisions on reproductive rights and same-sex relationships, Mezey analyzes the broader political context within which critical judicial decisions have been made.

Contemporary Supreme Court Cases

Landmark Decisions Since Roe V. Wade

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Author: Donald E. Lively,Russell L. Weaver

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313335143

Category: Law

Page: 262

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Provides concise but informative summaries of and insight into landmark Supreme Court Decisions since Roe v. Wade (1973).

Abuse of Discretion

The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade

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Author: Clarke D. Forsythe

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 1594036926

Category: Law

Page: 477

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Based on 20 years of research, including an examination of the papers of eight of the nine Justices who voted in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, Abuse of Discretion is a critical review of the behind-the-scenes deliberations that went into the Supreme Court's abortion decisions and how the mistakes made by the Justices in 1971-1973 have led to the turmoil we see today in legislation, politics, and public health. The first half of the book looks at the mistakes made by the Justices, based on the case files, the oral arguments, and the Justices’ papers. The second half of the book critically examines the unintended consequences of the abortion decisions in law, politics, and women’s health. Why do the abortion decisions remain so controversial after almost 40 years, despite more than 50,000,000 abortions, numerous presidential elections, and a complete turnover in the Justices? Why did such a sweeping decision—with such important consequences for public health, producing such prolonged political turmoil—come from the Supreme Court in 1973? Answering those questions is the aim of this book. The controversy over the abortion decisions has hardly subsided, and the reasons why are to be found in the Justices’ deliberations in 1971-1972 that resulted in the unprecedented decision they issued. Discuss Abuse of Discretion on Twitter using hashtag #AbuseOfDiscretion.

Roe V. Wade

The Untold Story of the Landmark Supreme Court Decision that Made Abortion Legal

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Author: Marian Faux

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 081541093X

Category: Political Science

Page: 370

View: 448

It is difficult to keep in mind that the era of illegal abortions ended only 27 years ago.

Griswold versus Connecticut

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Author: John W. Johnson

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 266

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Americans value privacy as one their most cherished rights, yet the word "privacy" isn't even mentioned in the U.S. Constitution. It took the supreme Court's ruling in "Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) to bestow constitutional protection upon this right. That remains one of the Court's most hotly debated rulings and led directly to an even more controversial decision in "Roe v. Wade (1973). John Johnson's masterly critique of Griswold-"which observes its 40th anniversary on June 7, 2005-"reminds us once again of its crucial impact on both American law and society. Johnson explores "Griswold's origins in a challenge to Connecticut's 1879 anticontraception law, provides a detailed narrative of its progress, examines the unfolding of the newly secured right of privacy up to recent controversies over same-sex relations, and grounds the story in two key contexts: the struggle within one state to establish the right to birth control and the national debate over the right of privacy. He also provides important insights into the Supreme Court decision in "Poe v. Ullman (1961), which rejected challenges to the Connecticut's law and was itself immediately challenged. In response to "poe, Planned Parenthood opened a clinic in New Haven to dispense birth control advice and devices to married women. Ten days later, a local prosecutor shut the clinic down and indicted executive director Estelle Griswold and her medical director, C. Lee Buxton. Tracing the progress of Griswold's case, Johnson clarifies how privacy or "the right to be let alone" became a judicially constructed right. In one of the most idiosyncratic opinions in the Court's history, Justice William O. Douglas ruled that "emanations" fromfive constitutional amendments afforded protection to the right of privacy, while several other justices proposed competing rationales in support. As he unravels this fascinating tale, Johnson reveals a multifaceted decision

Roe v. Wade

the abortion rights controversy in American history

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Author: N. E. H. Hull,Peter Charles Hoffer

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 370

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Roe V. Wade Decision

The Complete Text

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Author: Supreme Court

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478257530

Category: Law

Page: 66

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The text of the Roe v. Wade decision that changed the course of America. This book includes the majority opinion by Justice Blackmun as well as the concurring opinion of Justice Stewart and the dissenting opinion of Justice Rehnquist. Read today exactly what the justices did and did not say in the Roe v. Wade decision.

Understanding Jurisprudence

An Introduction to Legal Theory

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Author: Raymond Wacks

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198723865

Category: Law

Page: 379

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With its clear and entertaining writing style, Understanding Jurisprudence is the perfect guide for students new to legal theory and looking for an accessible introduction to the subject. Key theories and theorists are introduced in a compact and easy-to-read format, offering an engaging account of the central ideas without oversimplification. Key quotes from leading scholars are included throughout the text, introducing you to their work and its impact on legal philosophy, while further reading suggestions help you to navigate the broad range of literature available in this area. Each chapter concludes with a series of critical questions designed to encourage you to think analytically about the law and the key ideas and debates which surround it. New to this editionRevised to include the most recent scholarship in several areas of jurisprudence, and to reflect the social and political developments that have influenced the law and legal theoryExpanded chapters on natural law, legal positivism, realism, rights, and theories of justiceNew and enhanced discussions of the rule of law, global justice, virtue ethics, human and animal rights, the economic analysis of law, and postmodernist theoriesUpdated suggested further reading lists and questions at the end of each chapter

The Hollow Hope

Can Courts Bring About Social Change? Second Edition

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Author: Gerald N. Rosenberg

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226726687

Category: Political Science

Page: 534

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In follow-up studies, dozens of reviews, and even a book of essays evaluating his conclusions, Gerald Rosenberg’s critics—not to mention his supporters—have spent nearly two decades debating the arguments he first put forward in The Hollow Hope. With this substantially expanded second edition of his landmark work, Rosenberg himself steps back into the fray, responding to criticism and adding chapters on the same-sex marriage battle that ask anew whether courts can spur political and social reform. Finding that the answer is still a resounding no, Rosenberg reaffirms his powerful contention that it’s nearly impossible to generate significant reforms through litigation. The reason? American courts are ineffective and relatively weak—far from the uniquely powerful sources for change they’re often portrayed as. Rosenberg supports this claim by documenting the direct and secondary effects of key court decisions—particularly Brown v. Board of Education and Roe v. Wade. He reveals, for example, that Congress, the White House, and a determined civil rights movement did far more than Brown to advance desegregation, while pro-choice activists invested too much in Roe at the expense of political mobilization. Further illuminating these cases, as well as the ongoing fight for same-sex marriage rights, Rosenberg also marshals impressive evidence to overturn the common assumption that even unsuccessful litigation can advance a cause by raising its profile. Directly addressing its critics in a new conclusion, The Hollow Hope, Second Edition promises to reignite for a new generation the national debate it sparked seventeen years ago.

The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox

A Year in the Life of a Supreme Court Clerk in FDR's Washington

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Author: John Knox,Dennis J. Hutchinson,David J. Garrow

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226448626

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Recapturing life in Washington, D.C., when it was still a genteel Southern town, this personal memoir was written by law clerk John Knox (1907-1997), private secretary to U.S. Supreme Court Justice James C. McReynolds. 16 halftones.

The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

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Author: Kermit L. Hall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195139242

Category: History

Page: 428

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Offers accounts of over four hundred cases argued before the Supreme Court, including Marbury v. Madison, Scott v. Sandford, and Brown v. Board of Education.

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States

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Author: Kermit L. Hall,James W. Ely,Joel B. Grossman

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195176618

Category: Law

Page: 1239

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The second edition of this authoritative guide on the impact of the Supreme Court's decisions on American society includes updated entries on key cases over the past thirteen years, as well as a fully revised treatment of areas of constitutional law.

The Dred Scott Case

Its Significance in American Law and Politics

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Author: Don Edward Fehrenbacher

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 741

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Examines the legal bases of slavery and the long-term effects of the case on the American political, legal and judicial systems

Abortion

The Supreme Court Decisions, 1965-2007

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Author: Ian Shapiro

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603846905

Category: Law

Page: 336

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Updated to include the 2007 decision Gonzales v. Carhart, this volume provides all of the major Supreme Court decisions on abortion--as well as many majority, dissenting, and plurality opinions--carefully edited for use in undergraduate and graduate courses in a variety of disciplines. In his introductory essay, Shapiro sets these cases in political, historical, and philosophical context, and gives the reader a sense of what the main issues in the constitutional law of abortion are likely to be in the future.

Defenders of the Unborn

The Pro-Life Movement Before Roe V. Wade

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Author: Daniel K. Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199391645

Category: Abortion

Page: 400

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"Abortion is the most divisive issue in America's culture wars, seemingly creating a clear division between conservative members of the Religious Right and people who align themselves with socially and politically liberal causes. In Defenders of the Unborn, historian Daniel K. Williams complicates the history of abortion debates in the United States by offering a detailed, engagingly written narrative of the pro-life movement's mid-twentieth-century origins. He explains that the movement began long before Roe v. Wade, and traces its fifty-year history to explain how and why abortion politics have continued to polarize the nation up to the present day"--Provided by publisher.

A Question of Choice

Roe v. Wade 40th Anniversary Edition

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Author: Sarah Weddington

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558618139

Category: Law

Page: 352

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"As a husband and as a father of a daughter, I am moved by Sarah Weddington's eloquent reminder of what Roe truly means—that our most private decisions can be made behind the closed doors of our homes, with our families, and in private conversations with our hearts."—Bill Clinton "A milestone. . . . Here she recounts with clarity and fervor the remarkable story of how she, her husband and a few other lawyers, supported by a handful of doctors and pro-choice advocates, researched and prepared briefs invoking the 'right of privacy' defense as a main argument to challenge the Texas anti-abortion law."—Publishers Weekly On the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, women's reproductive freedom is just as contested as it was before abortion was made legal. Adding a new chapter to her celebrated book about the story behind that great legal challenge, Sarah Weddington brings up-to-date the status of choice and constitutional law. Sarah Weddington is an attorney and lecturer from Austin Texas. She became a key figure in the reproductive rights movement when at the age of twenty-seven she successfully argued Roe v. Wade, the landmark court case that gave American women the right to abortion. She has served in the Texas house of representatives, and was a White House advisor to President Jimmy Carter. Weddington travels the country, lecturing on leadership and women's issues.

The Woman who Dared to Vote

The Trial of Susan B. Anthony

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Author: N. E. H. Hull

Publisher: Landmark Law Cases & American

ISBN: 9780700618484

Category: History

Page: 236

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The first book-length account of the most important trial in the history of the movement to secure the vote for women. Provides a concise and readable guide to the origins, proceedings, and significance of the controversial trial of Susan B. Anthony.