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Equal : women reshape American law

Author: Fred Strebeigh
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Portrays the dramatic story behind the movement toward legal recognition of sex discrimination in this country.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Strebeigh
ISBN: 9780393065558 0393065553
OCLC Number: 227016230
Description: x, 582 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The story of Paula Wiesenfeld --
Old law meets a new case: Reed --
Frontiero brings hopes --
Wiesenfeld brings reality --
What happened to Sally Armendariz could not happen to a man --
The first pregnancy case: Aiello --
The second pregnancy case: General Electric --
The final pregnancy battle: beyond the Supreme Court --
A problem in the profession --
Taking action --
A young woman takes an old Wall Street firm to court --
Time to settle --
The chief justice's second draft --
No law --
Naming sexual harassment --
Women and the law --
Mechelle Vinson goes to trial --
Appeal to a higher court --
To the Supreme Court --
At the Supreme Court --
A challenge for a young lawyer --
Using civil rights to combat violence --
Judges strike back --
Seeking equal judicial firepower --
Women judges to the rescue --
Reckoning at the Supreme Court.
Responsibility: Fred Strebeigh.

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Portrays the dramatic story behind the movement toward legal recognition of sex discrimination in this country.

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