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Equal : women reshape American law

Author: Fred Strebeigh
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Portrays the dramatic story behind the movement toward legal recognition of sex discrimination in this country. 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.
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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: Prologue: Toward equality (1968) --
Part one. Scrutiny (1970-1975) --
The story of Paula Wiesenfeld --
Old law meets a new case: Reed --
Frontiero brings hopes --
Wiesenfeld brings reality --
Part two. Pregnancy (1972-1978) --
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 --
Part three. Lawyering (1968-1984) --
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 --
Part four. Harassment (1974-1986) --
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 --
Part rive. Violence (1990-2000) --
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 --
Postscript: Toward equality (twenty-first century).
Responsibility: Fred Strebeigh.

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

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