Announcing the Publication of Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court

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I am excited to announce that Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court has been published by Cambridge University Press.  This volume, edited by Kathy Stanchi (Temple), Linda Berger (UNLV) and me includes contributions from over 50 law professors.  After a very long wait, the book is now in hand. I couldn’t be more pleased and honored to see in print the work of so many outstanding national colleagues who worked together on this project.

Here is the publisher’s description of the book:coveronepage

What would United States Supreme Court opinions look like if key decisions on gender issues were written with a feminist perspective? Feminist Judgments brings together a group of scholars and lawyers to rewrite, using feminist reasoning, the most significant U.S. Supreme Court cases on gender from the 1800s to the present day. The twenty-five opinions in this volume demonstrate that judges with feminist viewpoints could have changed the course of the law. The rewritten decisions reveal that previously accepted judicial outcomes were not necessary or inevitable and demonstrate that feminist reasoning increases the judicial capacity for justice. Feminist Judgments opens a path for a long overdue discussion of the real impact of judicial diversity on the law as well as the influence of perspective on judging.

A copy of the book’s (substantive) Introductory chapter and full Table of Contents is available on SSRN (here).  A series of Feminist Judgments books is also in the works.  We have plans for follow-on volumes that focus on Tax, Reproductive Justice, Employment  Law, Family Law and Torts, to name just a few projects that currently in development.  You can follow the Feminist Judgments project on Twitter @usfemjudgments

Here is a list of the cases and contributors to Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court:

Chapter 1

Introduction to the U.S. Feminist Judgments Project

Kathryn M. Stanchi, Linda L. Berger, and Bridget J. Crawford

Chapter 2

Talking Back: From Feminist History and Theory to Feminist Legal Methods and Judgments

Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol

Chapter 3. Bradwell v. Illinois, 83 U.S. 130 (1873)

Commentary: Kimberly Holst

Judgment: Phyllis Goldfarb

Chapter 4. Muller v. Oregon, 208 U.S. 412 (1908)

Commentary: Andrea Doneff

Judgment: Pamela Laufer-Ukeles

Chapter 5. Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965)

Commentary: Cynthia Hawkins DeBose

Judgment: Laura Rosenbury

Chapter 6. Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967)

Commentary: Inga N. Laurent

Judgment: Teri McMurtry-Chubb

Chapter 7. Stanley v. Illinois, 405 U.S. 645 (1972)

Commentary: Nancy D. Polikoff

Judgment: Karen Syma Czapanskiy

Chapter 8. Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973)

Commentary: Rachel Rebouché

Judgment: Kimberly M. Mutcherson

Chapter 9. Frontiero v. Richardson, 411 U.S. 677 (1973)

Commentary: Iselin M. Gambert

Judgment: Dara E. Purvis

Chapter 10. Geduldig v. Aiello, 417 U.S. 484 (1974)

Commentary: Maya Manian

Judgment: Lucinda M. Finley

Chapter 11. Dothard v. Rawlinson, 433 U.S. 321 (1977)

Commentary: Brenda V. Smith

Judgment: Maria L. Ontiveros

Chapter 12. City of Los Angeles Department Dep’t of Water & Power v. Manhart, 435 U.S. 702 (1978)

Commentary: Cassandra Jones Havard

Judgment: Tracy A. Thomas

Chapter 13. Harris v. McRae, 448 U.S. 297 (1980)

Commentary: Mary Ziegler

Judgment: Leslie C. Griffin

Chapter 14. Michael M. v. Superior Court, 450 U.S. 464 (1981)

Commentary: Margo Kaplan

Judgment: Cynthia Godsoe

Chapter 15. Rostker v. Goldberg, 453 U.S. 57 (1981)

Commentary: Jamie R. Abrams

Judgment: David S. Cohen

Chapter 16. Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson, 477 U.S. 57 (1986)

Commentary: Kristen Konrad Tiscione

Judgment: Angela Onwuachi-Willig

Chapter 17. Johnson v. Transportation Agency, 480 U.S. 616 (1987)

Commentary: Deborah Gordon

Judgment: Deborah L. Rhode

Chapter 18. Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, 490 U.S. 228 (1989)

Commentary: Dale Margolin Cecka

Judgment: Martha Chamallas

Chapter 19. Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992)

Commentary: Macarena Sáez

Judgment: Lisa R. Pruitt

Chapter 20. United States v. Virginia, 518 U.S. 515 (1996)

Commentary: Christine M. Venter

Judgment: Valorie K. Vojdik

Chapter 21. Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc., 523 U.S. 75 (1998)

Commentary: Margaret E. Johnson

Judgment: Ann C. McGinley

Chapter 22. Gebser v. Lago Vista Independent School District, 524 U.S. 274 (1998)

Commentary: Michelle S. Simon

Judgment: Ann Bartow

Chapter 23. United States v. Morrison, 529 U.S. 598 (2000)

Commentary: Shaakirrah R. Sanders

Judgment: Aníbal Rosario Lebrón

Chapter 24. Nguyen v. INS, 533 U.S. 53 (2001)

Commentary: Sandra S. Park

Judgment: Ilene Durst

Chapter 25. Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003)

Commentary: Kris McDaniel-Miccio

Judgment: Ruthann Robson

Chapter 26. Town of Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005)

Commentary: Patricia A. Broussard

Judgment: Maria Isabel Medina

Chapter 27. Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S. Ct. 2584 (2015)

Commentary: Erez Aloni

Judgment: Carlos A. Ball

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