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Male Asylum Applicants Who Fear Becoming The Victims Of Honor Killings: The Case For Gender Equality, Caitlin Steinke Dec 2013

Male Asylum Applicants Who Fear Becoming The Victims Of Honor Killings: The Case For Gender Equality, Caitlin Steinke

City University of New York Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Plight Of Kenyan Domestic Workers In Gulf Countries, Caroline Muthoni Gikuru Dec 2013

The Plight Of Kenyan Domestic Workers In Gulf Countries, Caroline Muthoni Gikuru

Master's Theses

Kenya’s economy remains the regional leader within the East African Community (EAC) and among East African countries at large. However, political instability such as the 2007 post-election violence and the region’s social and political instability trickling into Kenya, have negatively affected the country’s economic growth. To bridge the economic gap, Kenyan women are seeking employment in the domestic service sector in the Gulf Countries, with Saudi Arabia being the most popular destination. At their destination countries, some domestic workers are subjected to various forms of abuse by their employers, leaving the worker without recourse due to the ...


From Sex For Pleasure To Sex For Parenthood: How The Law Manufactures Mothers, Beth A. Burkstrand-Reid Dec 2013

From Sex For Pleasure To Sex For Parenthood: How The Law Manufactures Mothers, Beth A. Burkstrand-Reid

College of Law, Faculty Publications

As soon as sperm enter a woman, so do law and politics, or so the decades-long disputes surrounding abortion suggest. Now, however, renewed debates surrounding contraceptives show legal and political interference with women’s sexual and reproductive autonomy may actually precede the sperm. This Article argues that, increasingly, women even thinking about having sex are defined socially and legally as “mothers.” Via this broad definition of who is a “mother,” the State extends its reach into women’s decision-making throughout their reproductive lifetime.

This Article argues that the State simultaneously devalues women’s choices to have sex for pleasure, which ...


True Feminism: Identifying The Real Threats To Women, Cynthia Noland Dunbar Dec 2013

True Feminism: Identifying The Real Threats To Women, Cynthia Noland Dunbar

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Access To Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: Restrictive Policies And The Chilling Of Women's Medical Rights During Childbirth, Lisa Pratt Dec 2013

Access To Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: Restrictive Policies And The Chilling Of Women's Medical Rights During Childbirth, Lisa Pratt

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Reproductive Injustice In The New Millennium, Sybil Shainwald Dec 2013

Reproductive Injustice In The New Millennium, Sybil Shainwald

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

A reexamination of the history of abortion law in the United States is essential to an understanding of recent changes. Part I of this Article will provide a synopsis of the early Anglo-American view of abortion at common law, the early anti-abortion statutes, and the state of abortion during the early twentieth century. Part II will discuss the liberalization of abortion laws, as well as the ways in which the law pertaining to a woman’s right to choose has evolved since 1973. Finally, Part III will analyze the constitutionality of the current wave of restrictions.


Introduction: A Global Approach To Reproductive Justice—Psychosocial And Legal Aspects And Implications, Joan C. Chrisler Dec 2013

Introduction: A Global Approach To Reproductive Justice—Psychosocial And Legal Aspects And Implications, Joan C. Chrisler

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Bad Medicine: Abortion And The Battle Over Who Speaks For Women's Health, Andrea D. Friedman Dec 2013

Bad Medicine: Abortion And The Battle Over Who Speaks For Women's Health, Andrea D. Friedman

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

No abstract provided.


The Creation Of An Undue Burden: Arizona House Bill 2036 And State Abortion Regulations Post-Casey, Michael A. Althouse Dec 2013

The Creation Of An Undue Burden: Arizona House Bill 2036 And State Abortion Regulations Post-Casey, Michael A. Althouse

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

No abstract provided.


“Of The Law, But Not Its Spirit”: Immigration Marriage Fraud As Legal Fiction And Violence Against Asian Immigrant Women, Lee Ann S. Wang Dec 2013

“Of The Law, But Not Its Spirit”: Immigration Marriage Fraud As Legal Fiction And Violence Against Asian Immigrant Women, Lee Ann S. Wang

UC Irvine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Gen Ms 29 Harriet P. Henry Papers Finding Aid, Elizabeth Sistare Dec 2013

Gen Ms 29 Harriet P. Henry Papers Finding Aid, Elizabeth Sistare

Search the General Manuscript Collection Finding Aids

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Harriet Putnam Henry became Maine’s first woman judge in 1973. Her expertise was in marine law and coastal management. She also has an extensive civil service record, including advocacy for women judges and work with child abuse and child welfare. She was active with the Maine Humanities Council, where the Harriet P. Henry Center for the Book was named in her honor. The Papers consist of publications and writings of Henry and others.

Date Range:

ca. 1941-1995

Size of Collection:

0.75 ft


Children, Parents & The State: The Construction Of A New Family Ideology, Deseriee A. Kennedy Nov 2013

Children, Parents & The State: The Construction Of A New Family Ideology, Deseriee A. Kennedy

Deseriee A. Kennedy

More than twenty-five states allow courts to consider parental incarceration or conviction of a crime in determining whether to terminate parental rights. This problem is of increasing significance as a result of dramatic growth in incarceration rates, particularly among women who were often the primary and sole caretaker of their children before their imprisonment. Social scientists have recognized that the reality for parents in many communities is one of widespread and repeated incarceration, which has a devastating effect on families and communities. The problem is magnified by a failed drug policy and the Adoption and Safe Families Act, which, in ...


Religious Victory Over The Affordable Care Act? Possible Recourse For The Employee Of The Religious Employer, Jacqueline Prats Nov 2013

Religious Victory Over The Affordable Care Act? Possible Recourse For The Employee Of The Religious Employer, Jacqueline Prats

Jacqueline M Prats

In 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Even as the Court deliberated, a number of for-profit employers prepared to challenge the law—not the Act as a whole, but a specific part: the requirement that insurance plans cover contraceptives for women, free of co-pay or other cost-sharing. Although their companies were secular, these business owners claimed that the “contraception mandate” violated not only their religious beliefs, but also those of their companies. They challenged the ACA under both the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment and a federal statute called the Religious ...


Panelist, "A Trauma-Informed Approach To Girls: What It Is, Why Its Needed", Francine Sherman Nov 2013

Panelist, "A Trauma-Informed Approach To Girls: What It Is, Why Its Needed", Francine Sherman

Francine T. Sherman

No abstract provided.


Clinton, Ginsburg, And Centrist Federalism, Russell A. Miller Nov 2013

Clinton, Ginsburg, And Centrist Federalism, Russell A. Miller

Russell A. Miller

Politics' and pathology have converged to heighten speculation that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's tenure on the Supreme Court is nearing its end. Even if the imminence of her retirement is greatly exaggerated, the time to reflect on Justice Ginsburg's lasting contribution to American constitutional law has arrived. Justice Ginsburg is best known for her long campaign to promote gender equality. Her successful advocacy on that issue before the Supreme Court throughout the 1970s led President Clinton to conclude, when announcing her nomination to fill Justice Byron White's vacated seat on the high court, that she is to ...


Pregnant Pause: The Exclusion Of Pregnant Women From Clinical Research As Sex Discrimination, Richard M. Weinmeyer Nov 2013

Pregnant Pause: The Exclusion Of Pregnant Women From Clinical Research As Sex Discrimination, Richard M. Weinmeyer

Richard M Weinmeyer

Since the early 1990s, legislative and policy reforms have spurred the inclusion of women of childbearing potential in clinical research overseen by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Pregnant women have received no such help, however, despite the tremendous medical needs of this important demographic. This article argues that the exclusion of pregnant women from biomedical research in the United States constitutes sex discrimination as a matter of public policy given the interpretation of existing regulations governing human subjects protections. The current regulations that are in place guiding research on human subjects treat ...


Abortion And Legal Rationality, John M. Finnis Nov 2013

Abortion And Legal Rationality, John M. Finnis

John M. Finnis

This article concerns the legitimacy of various legal schemes for dealing with abortion. Legitimacy in one sense is secured simply by complying with the formal criteria for valid law-making: enactment within power and in due form. But jurists have learned (or re-learned) that more can be said about legitimacy, without betraying the purity of their discipline by moralizing and advocacy. From this development in jurisprudential thought emerges the range of questions and criteria deployed in the present study.


Women's Reproductive Rights Advanced At Conference, Gabriel Eckstein Nov 2013

Women's Reproductive Rights Advanced At Conference, Gabriel Eckstein

Gabriel Eckstein

No abstract provided.


Gender-Based Criteria For Asylum, Gabriel Eckstein, Gregg Epstein Nov 2013

Gender-Based Criteria For Asylum, Gabriel Eckstein, Gregg Epstein

Gabriel Eckstein

No abstract provided.


Commission Special Rapporteur Grossman Investigates Women's Rights, Gabriel Eckstein Nov 2013

Commission Special Rapporteur Grossman Investigates Women's Rights, Gabriel Eckstein

Gabriel Eckstein

No abstract provided.


Gideon At Fifty -- Golden Anniversary Or Mid Life Crisis, Kim Taylor-Thompson Nov 2013

Gideon At Fifty -- Golden Anniversary Or Mid Life Crisis, Kim Taylor-Thompson

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Legal Financial Obligations: Fulfilling The Promise Of Gideon By Reducing The Burden, Travis Stearns Nov 2013

Legal Financial Obligations: Fulfilling The Promise Of Gideon By Reducing The Burden, Travis Stearns

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


G Forces: Gideon V. Wainwright And Matthew Adler's Move Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis, Janet Moore Nov 2013

G Forces: Gideon V. Wainwright And Matthew Adler's Move Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis, Janet Moore

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Do We Have It Right This Time? An Analysis Of The Accomplishments And Shortcomings Of Washington's Indian Child Welfare Act, Karen Gray Young Nov 2013

Do We Have It Right This Time? An Analysis Of The Accomplishments And Shortcomings Of Washington's Indian Child Welfare Act, Karen Gray Young

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Securing Food Justice, Sovereignty & Sustainability In The Face Of The Food Safety Modernization Act (Fsma), Eve Kerber Nov 2013

Securing Food Justice, Sovereignty & Sustainability In The Face Of The Food Safety Modernization Act (Fsma), Eve Kerber

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Fifty Years After Gideon: It Is Long Past Time To Provide Lawyers For Misdemeanor Defendants Who Cannot Afford To Hire Their Own, Robert C. Boruchowitz Nov 2013

Fifty Years After Gideon: It Is Long Past Time To Provide Lawyers For Misdemeanor Defendants Who Cannot Afford To Hire Their Own, Robert C. Boruchowitz

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Liberty, Equality, Diversity: States, Cultures And International Law, Ana Filipa Vrdoljak Nov 2013

Liberty, Equality, Diversity: States, Cultures And International Law, Ana Filipa Vrdoljak

Ana Filipa Vrdoljak

This chapter explores how culture is addressed by contemporary international law, with particular reference to human rights law norms. The first part covering freedom focuses on the rise of the modern state and its conscious reimagining of ties with its citizens through the promotion of tolerance and a secular, national identity. The shift is explored through the prisms of the freedom of religion, the right to participate in (national) cultural life, and the limitations on freedom of expression including prohibition of hate speech and domestic blasphemy laws. The second part on equality centres on the relationship between the state, the ...


Table Of Contents Nov 2013

Table Of Contents

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Introduction, Jacqueline Mcmurtrie Nov 2013

Introduction, Jacqueline Mcmurtrie

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Does The Right To Counsel On Appeal End As You Exit The Court Of Appeals?, Nancy P. Collins Nov 2013

Does The Right To Counsel On Appeal End As You Exit The Court Of Appeals?, Nancy P. Collins

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.