The Resource The sodomy cases : Bowers v. Hardwick and Lawrence v. Texas, David A.J. Richards

The sodomy cases : Bowers v. Hardwick and Lawrence v. Texas, David A.J. Richards

Label
The sodomy cases : Bowers v. Hardwick and Lawrence v. Texas
Title
The sodomy cases
Title remainder
Bowers v. Hardwick and Lawrence v. Texas
Statement of responsibility
David A.J. Richards
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Supreme Court's decision in Bowers v. Hardwick (1986) stemmed from a 1982 gay-sex arrest in an Atlanta home under a Georgia law that criminalized sodomy - a case not originally prosecuted, but then pursued in court to challenge the statute's constitutionality. Lawrence v. Texas (2003) followed a similar arrest in 1998 in Houston, where Texas law also criminalized sodomy - but only when practiced by members of the same sex." "David Richards views these cases as the nadir and apogee of the gay community's efforts to fight discrimination through the courts. In Bowers, the Supreme Court ruled that there was no constitutional protection for sodomy and that states could outlaw those practices. But in Lawrence, the Court overturned the Texas law - and the Bowers decision as well - because it denied due process protection to consenting adults whose sexual practices were conducted in private. Justice Kennedy's majority opinion reaffirmed a constitutionally protected right to privacy that prevented the government from regulating intimate behavior." "Tracing the Court's deliberations, Richards shows how Lawrence unambiguously establishes that the right to a private life is an innately human right and that our constitutional right to privacy rests on the moral bedrock of equal protection. He shifts from the law to literature, and from the Courts to the wider culture, to offer an analysis of the relevant arguments, going beneath their surface to link them to the emotional and moral foundations of the controversies raging around these decisions." "Both of these cases show a Supreme Court ready to take seriously the idea that homosexuals have human rights - and that these rights are the basis of judicially enforceable constitutional rights. In describing these challenges to public prejudice, Richards's book offers students and general readers new insight into the practice and theory of constitutional law."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richards, David A. J
Index
index present
LC call number
KF9328.S6
LC item number
R53 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • legal cases and notes
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • USA
  • Sodomy
  • Privacy, Right of
  • Privacy, Right of
  • Sodomy
  • Sodomie
  • Rechtsprechung
  • United States
Label
The sodomy cases : Bowers v. Hardwick and Lawrence v. Texas, David A.J. Richards
Link
https://archive.org/details/sodomycasesbower00davi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Breaking the silence -- The constitutional right to privacy : contraception -- The constitutional right to privacy : abortion -- Bowers v. Hardwick : background, briefs, and oral arguments -- Bowers v. Hardwick : the debate among the justices, Justice Powell's shift, and the opinions of the court -- Between Bowers and Lawrence -- Lawrence v. Texas : background, briefs, and oral arguments -- Lawrence v. Texas : opinions of the court -- After Lawrence : decriminalization of other sexual offenses and the case for same-sex marriage -- A concluding perspective on landmark cases in American constitutional law
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 214 pages
Isbn
9780700616367
Lccn
2008044516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)264026984
Label
The sodomy cases : Bowers v. Hardwick and Lawrence v. Texas, David A.J. Richards
Link
https://archive.org/details/sodomycasesbower00davi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Breaking the silence -- The constitutional right to privacy : contraception -- The constitutional right to privacy : abortion -- Bowers v. Hardwick : background, briefs, and oral arguments -- Bowers v. Hardwick : the debate among the justices, Justice Powell's shift, and the opinions of the court -- Between Bowers and Lawrence -- Lawrence v. Texas : background, briefs, and oral arguments -- Lawrence v. Texas : opinions of the court -- After Lawrence : decriminalization of other sexual offenses and the case for same-sex marriage -- A concluding perspective on landmark cases in American constitutional law
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 214 pages
Isbn
9780700616367
Lccn
2008044516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)264026984

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