DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF ABORTION: CARHART V. GONZALES AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD V. GONZALES
Jayasuriya, Kumar Percy
Item #: 1000257
Published: Getzville; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2014.
Series: DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF ABORTION IN THE UNITED STATES
Subjects: CIVIL RIGHTS, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, LEGISLATIVE HISTORY, WOMEN & THE LAW
The 8th set of this series includes two cases, Gonzales v.Carhart and Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood, which the Supreme Court heard during a single session and decided together. The litigation history includes the statute atissue, the lower court opinions, petition briefs for the parties, merit and amici briefs, oral arguments, and the final decision. The introduction, co-written by Prof.Lawrence Gostin, a leading international scholar in public health law, explains the history of the litigation and the ongoing controversary it has sparked in the medical and legal communities. This compilation can be used as a learning tool as well as a historical record, as the documents illustrate the strategies in current litigation regarding reproductive rights. There is little doubt that the Supreme Court will visit this issue in the future.
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