Women and the American Legal Order

Author: Karen Maschke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135634131
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Genre: Law

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Legal Response to Violence Against Women

Author: Karen J. Maschke
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0815325193
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Law

This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.

Equal Women Reshape American Law

Author: Fred Strebeigh
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393089554
Release Date: 2009-02-13
Genre: Law

The dramatic, untold story of how women battled blatant inequities in America's legal system. As late as 1967, men outnumbered women twenty to one in American law schools. With the loss of deferments from Vietnam, law schools admitted women to avoid plummeting enrollments. As women entered, the law resisted. Judges would not hire women. Law firms asserted a right to discriminate against women. Judges permitted discrimination against pregnant women. Courts viewed sexual harassment as, one judge said, "a game played by the male superiors." Against the odds, women fought to reshape the law. Fred Strebeigh has interviewed litigators, plaintiffs, and judges, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Catharine MacKinnon, and has done research in their private archives as well as those of other attorneys who took cases to the Supreme Court to make the law equal and just for all.

Law Gender and Injustice

Author: Joan Hoff
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814735091
Release Date: 1994-04-01
Genre: Law

In 1782, J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur wrote, “What then, is the American, this new man? He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced.” In casting aside their European mores, these pioneers, de Crèvecoeur implied, were the very embodiment of a new culture, society, economy, and political system. But to what extent did manliness shape early America's character and institutions? And what roles did race, ethnicity, and class play in forming masculinity? Thomas A. Foster and his contributors grapple with these questions in New Men, showcasing how colonial and Revolutionary conditions gave rise to new standards of British American manliness. Focusing on Indian, African, and European masculinities in British America from earliest Jamestown through the Revolutionary era, and addressing such topics that range from slavery to philanthropy, and from satire to warfare, the essays in this anthology collectively demonstrate how the economic, political, social, cultural, and religious conditions of early America shaped and were shaped by ideals of masculinity. Contributors: Susan Abram, Tyler Boulware, Kathleen Brown, Trevor Burnard, Toby L. Ditz, Carolyn Eastman, Benjamin Irvin, Janet Moore Lindman, John Gilbert McCurdy, Mary Beth Norton, Ann Marie Plane, Jessica Choppin Roney, and Natalie A. Zacek.

Ministry and the American Legal System

Author: Richard B. Couser
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 0800626036
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Religion

Designed for those who are not lawyers, accountants, or quasi-legal specialists, this book outlines the elements of risk management for congregations and church professionals. Divided into three parts, the guide provides an overview and history of the American legal system, details various areas of the law, and focuses on ways religious organizations can minimize their exposure to legal difficulties.

Women Sex and the Law

Author: Rosemarie Tong
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 084767231X
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Law

Feminist scholars have long been concerned with how women and sexuality are perceived and treated by the American legal system. Feminists have put forth a variety of arguments seeking the causes and solutions to the class-based and sex-biased characteristics of the legal system that contribute to the victimization of women in contemporary society. No consensus within the women's movement has been achieved on a number of legal issues, such as pornography or prostitution, since approaches are often divided by political, economic, moral, or sexual ideology.Women, Sex, and the Law is a comprehensive survey and analysis of the legal and sexual issues important to women. Rosemarie Tong introduces the reader to the different feminist and legal perspectives on the causes and solutions for the problems of pornography, sexual harassment, prostitution, rape, and woman-battering. Tong clearly and concisely details and assesses the legal theory and practice for each issue, describs and critiques the various feminist debates surrounding these concerns, and offers her own thoughtful proposals for ameliorating the discriminatory tendencies and improving the effectiveness of our present legal system.

Management of Post mortem Pregnancy

Author: Daniel Sperling
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0754643042
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

Recent advances in medical technology have provided healthcare staff with the possibility of maintaining the life of a brain-dead pregnant woman on life-support in order to achieve successful delivery of the foetus. Management of Post-Mortem Pregnancy examines the legal and ethical difficulties surrounding such post-mortem management.

The American Legal System

Author: Albert P. Melone
Publisher: Roxbury Publishing Company
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060329526
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Law

Introducing students to both private and public law and to the nature of the judicial system, this work demonstrates the relationships between private law and public law issues, the business legal environment, as well as related subjects of interest. Divided into four parts, it includes table of cases, as well as name and subject indices.

The Politics of Pregnancy

Author: Janna C Merrick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317952800
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Law

Here is a comprehensive overview and analysis of issues concerning the maternal-fetal relationship, from abortion to surrogate motherhood. Unlike many books which cover reproductive issues in general, this book focuses in-depth on one aspect of reproduction--the maternal-fetal relationship--to give readers a detailed study of the many issues involved. The Politics of Pregnancy discusses public policy dimensions of this relationship and posits new, critical political dilemmas. Many chapters in this unique book also provide significant clinical information as well as conceptual analysis. The Politics of Pregnancy offers great diversity in terms of the disciplinary backgrounds of the authors and their ideological perspectives. Authors come from many fields, including sociology, political science, pediatrics, ethics, and psychiatry, and provide diverse, sometimes opposing, analytical positions. Some of the topics they debate include: maternal substance use during pregnancy prenatal technology pregnancy and workplace hazards court-ordered obstetrical intervention fetal experimentation Readers interested in public and health care policy, nursing, feminism, pediatrics, or ethics, will find The Politics of Pregnancy to be a stimulating and thought-provoking book. This volume also makes an excellent discussion tool for graduate courses in these areas.

White Enough to Be American

Author: Lauren L. Basson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469606439
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Social Science

Racial mixture posed a distinct threat to European American perceptions of the nation and state in the late nineteenth century, says Lauren Basson, as it exposed and disrupted the racial categories that organized political and social life in the United States. Offering a provocative conceptual approach to the study of citizenship, nationhood, and race, Basson explores how racial mixture challenged and sometimes changed the boundaries that defined what it meant to be American. Drawing on government documents, press coverage, and firsthand accounts, Basson presents four fascinating case studies concerning indigenous people of "mixed" descent. She reveals how the ambiguous status of racially mixed people underscored the problematic nature of policies and practices based on clearly defined racial boundaries. Contributing to timely discussions about race, ethnicity, citizenship, and nationhood, Basson demonstrates how the challenges to the American political and legal systems posed by racial mixture helped lead to a new definition of what it meant to be American--one that relied on institutions of private property and white supremacy.

American Law

Author: Lawrence M. Friedman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190460594
Release Date: 2016-12-19
Genre:

This book provides an introduction to the American legal system for a broad readership. Its focus is on law in practice, on the role of the law in American society; and how the social context affects the living law of the United States. It covers the institutions of law creation and application, law in American government, American legal culture and the legal profession, American criminal and civil justice, and civil rights. Clearly written, the book has been widely used in both undergraduate and graduate courses as an introduction to the legal system; it will be useful, too, to a general audience interested in understanding how this vital social system works. This new edition follows the same basic structure as applied in the previous editions providing a thorough revision and reworking of the text. This edition reflects upon what has happened in the years since the second edition was published in 1998, and how these events and evolutions have shaped our fundamental comprehension of the workings of the American legal system today.

Women the Courts and Equality

Author: Laura L. Crites
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 0803928114
Release Date: 1987-08-01
Genre: Social Science

This volume presents a unique approach to the study of the relationship between women and the American legal system. Part One examines the role of the Supreme Court in promoting or impeding equality for women. Part Two considers the treatment of women in court as offenders; victims of rape and spouse abuse; and divorce litigants. Part Three reveals the barriers to the recruitment of women to positions of authority in the justice system, both as judges and as court administrators. Finally, the volume raises political and policy options for making the court system more equitable for women.

Women and Justice

Author: Roslyn Muraskin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135300043
Release Date: 2005-09-27
Genre: Social Science

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.