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Author Strum, Philippa, author.

Title On account of sex : Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the making of gender equality law / Philippa Strum.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2022.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  347.732634 St89o 2022    ---  DUE 05-12-23
Description 194 pages ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Landmark law cases and American society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Beginnings -- The pedestal and the cage -- "All we ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks." -- A big win, a big loss, and a society in transition -- The kidnapper, the lieutenant, and the widower -- The court grapples with pregnancy -- Thirsty boys and uncertain justices -- "From no rights, to half rights, to confusing rights".
Summary "Before she became the "Notorious R.B.G." famous for her passionate dissents while serving as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg made her most significant contributions as a lawyer who litigated cases on gender equality before the high court in the 1970s. Beginning with Reed v. Reed (1971)-for which Ginsburg wrote her first full Supreme Court brief, and which was the first time the Court held a sex-based classification to be unconstitutional-Ginsburg became known for her work on the issue of gender equality. For Ginsburg, this was not merely a matter of women's rights, because inequality harms men as well. Several of the cases she argued concerned gender equality for men, beginning with Moritz v. Commissioner of Internal Review (1972). Ginsburg established the Women's Rights Project at the ACLU in 1972 and also coedited the first law school casebook on sex discrimination as a professor at Columbia Law School. During the rest of the decade, until President Carter appointed her for the US Court of Appeals in 1980, she litigated cases that further developed gender equality jurisprudence on the basis of the Equal Protection Clause and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Women's rights -- United States -- Cases.
Ginsburg, Ruth Bader, 1933-2020 -- Influence.
Women judges -- United States -- Biography.
Women lawyers -- United States -- Biography.
Ginsburg, Ruth Bader, 1933-2020. (OCoLC)fst00009942
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Women judges. (OCoLC)fst01178081
Women lawyers. (OCoLC)fst01178096
Women's rights. (OCoLC)fst01178818
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Trials, litigation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01423712
ISBN 9780700633432 (paperback)
9780700633449 (ebook)

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