Roe v. Wade

the abortion rights controversy in American history
Author: N. E. H. Hull,Peter Charles Hoffer
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 370
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Abuse of Discretion

The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade
Author: Clarke Forsythe
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594036934
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
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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
Author: Marian Faux
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 081541093X
Category: Political Science
Page: 370
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It is difficult to keep in mind that the era of illegal abortions ended only 27 years ago.

A Woman's Right to an Abortion

Roe v. Wade
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.

The treason trials of Aaron Burr


Author: Peter Charles Hoffer
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 212
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Aaron Burr was an enigma even in his own day. Founding father and vice president, he engaged in a duel with Alexander Hamilton resulting in a murder indictment that effectively ended his legal career. And when he turned his attention to entrepreneurial activities on the frontier he was suspected of empire building-- and worse. Burr was finally arrested as a threat to national security, under suspicion of fomenting insurrection against the young republic, and then held without bail for months. His trial, witnessing the unfortunate intrusion of partisan politics and personal animosity into the legal process, revolved around a highly contentious debate over the constitutional meaning of treason. In the first book dedicated to this important case, Peter Charles Hoffer unveils a cast of characters ensnared by politics and law at the highest levels of government, including President Thomas Jefferson--one of Burr's bitterest enemies--and Chief Justice John Marshall, no fan of either Burr or Jefferson. Hoffer recounts how Jefferson's prosecutors argued that the mere act of discussing an "overt Act of War"--the constitution's definition of treason--was tantamount to committing the act. Marshall, however, ruled that without the overt act, no treasonable action had occurred and neither discussion nor conspiracy could be prosecuted. Subsequent attempts to convict Burr on violations of the Neutrality Act failed as well. A fascinating excursion into the early American past, Hoffer's narrative makes it clear why the high court's ultimate finding was so foundational that it has been cited as precedent 383 times. Along the way, Hoffer expertly unravels the tale's major themes: attempts to redefinetreason in times of crisis, efforts to bend the law to political goals, the admissibility of evidence, the vulnerability of habeas corpus, and the reach of executive privilege. He also proposes an original and provocative explanation for Burr's bizarre conduct that will provide historians with new food for thought. Deftly linking politics to law, Hoffer's highly readable study resonates with current events and shows us why the issues debated two centuries ago still matter today.

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States


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.

Griswold versus Connecticut


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

Abortion

The Clash of Absolutes
Author: Laurence H. Tribe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781439509029
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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Explores the path to compromise in the controversial issue of abortion, taking into account the crucial issues of right to privacy, the relations between the sexes, and individual freedom

Abortion

The Supreme Court Decisions, 1965-2000
Author: Ian Shapiro
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872205796
Category: Law
Page: 276
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Includes the US Supreme Court cases on abortion. This book presents court cases in edited form for use in the undergraduate and graduate classroom in a variety of disciplines. It provides an introduction to elucidate the complexities of this controversial issue.

Understanding Jurisprudence

An Introduction to Legal Theory
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

Roe v. Wade

the abortion rights controversy in American history
Author: N. E. H. Hull,Peter Charles Hoffer
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 370
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Contemporary Supreme Court Cases [2 Volumes]: Landmark Decisions Since Roe V. Wade, 2nd Edition


Author: Donald E. Lively,D. Scott Broyles
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440837128
Category: History
Page: 826
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With its blend of accessible writing and actual excepts from Court opinions, this book serves to explain the legal and cultural underpinnings of landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions of the past 35 years—and to illuminate how these decisions have shaped the trajectory and character of modern American society.

The Woman who Dared to Vote

The Trial of Susan B. Anthony
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.

A Question of Choice


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 meansthat 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 WeeklyOn 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.

A People's History of the Supreme Court

The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped Our Constitution
Author: Peter H. Irons
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 588
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An updated study of the Supreme Court from 1787 to the present day profiles every justice from John Jay to Samuel Alito, Jr., and examines the cases that have transformed American history and the court's controversial rulings on such issues as racial segregation, abortion, gay rights, and free speech. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

The great New York conspiracy of 1741

slavery, crime, and colonial law
Author: Peter Charles Hoffer
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 190
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Three and a half decades before the city of New York witnessed the first great battle waged by the new United States of America for its independence, rumors of a massive conspiracy among the city's slaves spread panic throughout the colony. On the testimony of frightened bondsmen and a handful of whites, over seventy slaves were convicted and a third of these were executed. The suspected conspiracy in New York prompted one of the most extensive slave trials in colonial history and some of the most grisly punishments ever meted out to individuals. Peter Hoffer now retells the dramatic story of those landmark trials, setting the events in their legal and historical contexts and offering a revealing glimpse of slavery in colonial cities and of the way that the law defined and policed the institution. Among other things, Hoffer reveals how conspiracy became a central feature of the law of slavery at the same time as it reflected the white belief that slaves were always conspiring against their masters. He draws,on uniquely revealing firsthand accounts of the trials to both retell a gripping story and open a window on colonial American justice. He leads readers through a chain of events involving robbery and arson that culminated in the trials of a group of white men suspected of inciting the slaves to revolt. The episode, so vital to our understanding of a time when slavery was an entrenched institution and the law made even the angry muttering of slaves into a criminal act, has much to tell us about current affairs as well. African slaves in colonial times were viewed by authorities and citizens much as some foreigners are today: inherently dangerous, easily identifiable, and constantlyconspiring.

Roe V. Wade Decision

The Complete Text
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.

Women & public policy

a revolution in progress
Author: Mary Margaret Conway,David W. Ahern,Gertrude A. Steuernagel
Publisher: Congressional Quarterly Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 213
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The 20th century has witnessed dramatic changes in women's lives -- changes which in turn have transformed society. Women and Public Policy examines the ways in which this cultural change in the United States has created a need for public policy and how public policy has led to cultural change.Women and Public Policy discusses traditional issues that affect women -- education, employment, and health care -- and explores other, sometimes overlooked, topics such as insurance, marriage and family law, the criminal justice system, and child care.Each chapter opens with a vignette offering a glimpse into the life of an individual woman. An index, suggestions for further reading, and chronologies of major events are included.