The Supreme Court in the Intimate Lives of Americans: Birth, Sex, Marriage, Childrearing, and Death
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BeschreibungPersonal rights, such as the right to procreate--or not--and the right to die generate endless debate. This book maps out the legal, political, and ethical issues swirling around intimate family and personal rights. Howard Ball shows how the U.S. Supreme Court has grappled with controversial issues dealing with birth, marriage, sex, the family, childrearing, and death. The justices have been as divided on these issues as the American people. The Supreme Court in the Intimate Lives of Americans offers a look at these issues as they emerged and examines the manner in which the men and women of the U.S. Supreme Court struggled to resolve them.
Pressestimmen"A wonderful book dealing with personal issues each of us as individuals may face. Well-written and absorbing reading with numerous case studies that rely on materials and insider accounts from the private papers of the justices, this is a book for the general public and specialists alike to savor." - Sheldon Goldman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst "...A thorough summary of the trajectory of current case law on the legal regulation of U.S. citizens' intimate lives... A valuable introduction to increasingly important and salient legal questions about the constitutional limits on the state's ability to shape intimate lives in the United States." -- Political Science Quarterly "...A worthy assessment of the law of intimate association and personal decision-making. For those intrigued by the Court's human side, Ball provides a sufficient glimpse without raising the curtain on its realm of privacy that the justices have strived to protect. -- Trial "Despite the controversial content of many of the cases, Mr. Ball maintains an air of bemused detachment and does not openly take sides. This is not a polemic. With few exceptions, the prevailing tone is light and scholarly. The goal is to illuminate, not to persuade." --New York Law Journal "In this truly fascinating and spellbinding work, Ball tells many tales." -- Choice
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: NEW YORK UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2004
Seitenanzahl: 265 Seiten