Thursday, July 21, 2011

Collins and Kerber, Sex and Citizenship in the Court, Again

Historian Linda Kerber, and Boston Univ. legal scholar Kristin Collins, address the Supreme Court's recent split on the question of citizenship rights for non-marital children, based on the gender of the parent, in an op-ed today in Dissent:  Sex and Citizenship at the Court, Again.  More of the history of the case, Flores-Villar v. United States, is taken up in an earlier Slate op-ed by Collins and Kerber.  The two were principal authors of a historical amicus brief filed in the case.