Feminist Jurisprudence

Kenneth M. Davidson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Herma Hill Kay,
Sex-Based Discrimination: Text, Cases and Materials

West Publishing Co., St. Paul, Minnesota, 1974

This is one of the earliest systematic treatments of gender-based discrimination in all facets of American life.

Major topics include family planning, employment position of women, family life without marriage, employment discrimination remedies, and admission barriers in schools, colleges, and universities.

Introduction of these topics into the law school curriculum gave a significant boost to the idea of equal rights for men and women and raised the consciousness of many law students on the effects of discrimination.

Lent by the Diamond Law Library.

Reed v. Reed 404 U.S. 71 (1971)

The brief pictured above, for which Ruth Bader Ginsburg was one of the attorneys, concerned the preference given to men when the court was called upon to appoint an executor of an estate. It was a precedent-setting decision, which extended the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to cover discrimination based on gender.

Lent by the Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


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