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The Resource Equality under the Constitution : Reclaiming the Fourteenth Amendment, Judith A. Baer, (electronic resource)

Equality under the Constitution : Reclaiming the Fourteenth Amendment, Judith A. Baer, (electronic resource)

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Equality under the Constitution : Reclaiming the Fourteenth Amendment
Title
Equality under the Constitution
Title remainder
Reclaiming the Fourteenth Amendment
Statement of responsibility
Judith A. Baer
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The principle of equality embedded in the Declaration of Independence and reaffirmed in the Constitution does not distinguish between individuals according to their capacities or merits. It is written into these documents to ensure that each and every person enjoys equal respect and equal rights. Judith Baer maintains, however, that in fact American judicial decisions have consistently denied individuals the form of equality to which they are legally entitled-that the courts have interpreted constitutional guarantees of equal protection in ways that undermine the original intent of Congress. In Equality under the Constitution, Baer examines the background, scope, and purpose of the Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment and the history of its interpretation by the courts. She traces the development of the idea of equality, drawing on the Bill of Rights, Congressional records, the Civil War amendments, and other sections of the Constitution. Baer discusses many of the significant equal-protection cases decided by the Supreme Court from the time of the amendment's ratification, including decisions on reverse discrimination, age discrimination, the rights of the disabled, and gay rights. She concludes with a theory of equality more faithful to the history, language, and spirit of the Constitution.--
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DE-B1597
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Baer, Judith A.,
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other
Language note
In English
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Open Access e-Books
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  • Civil rights
  • Equality before the law
Target audience
specialized
Label
Equality under the Constitution : Reclaiming the Fourteenth Amendment, Judith A. Baer, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.degruyter.com/doi/book/10.7591/9781501722745
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. When Equal Is Not the Same
  • 7. The Question of Age
  • 8. The Rights of the Disabled
  • 9. Gay Rights and the Courts
  • 10. Toward a Theory of Constitutional Equality
  • Bibliography
  • General Index
  • Index of Cases
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Equality in the American Context
  • 3. The Roots of Equal Protection
  • 4. Equality and the Reconstruction Congress
  • 5. From Equal Protection to Suspect Classification
Control code
9781501722745
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501722745
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9781501722745
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028943236
Label
Equality under the Constitution : Reclaiming the Fourteenth Amendment, Judith A. Baer, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.degruyter.com/doi/book/10.7591/9781501722745
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. When Equal Is Not the Same
  • 7. The Question of Age
  • 8. The Rights of the Disabled
  • 9. Gay Rights and the Courts
  • 10. Toward a Theory of Constitutional Equality
  • Bibliography
  • General Index
  • Index of Cases
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Equality in the American Context
  • 3. The Roots of Equal Protection
  • 4. Equality and the Reconstruction Congress
  • 5. From Equal Protection to Suspect Classification
Control code
9781501722745
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501722745
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9781501722745
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028943236

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