Friday, May 10, 2019

Murray, Shaw, & Seigel, eds., "Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories"

New from Foundation Press, in the "Law Stories" Series, Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories, edited by Melissa Murray (NYU Law), Katherine Shaw (Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law), and Reva B. Siegel (Yale Law School). A description from the Press:
This book tells the movement and litigation stories behind important reproductive rights and justice cases. The twelve chapters span topics including contraception, abortion, pregnancy, and assisted reproductive technologies, telling the stories of these cases using a wide-lens perspective that illuminates the complex ways law is debated and forged―in social movements, in representative government, and in courts. Some of the chapters shed new light on cases that are very much part of the constitutional law canon―Griswold v. Connecticut, Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Nevada Department of Human Resources v. Hibbs. Others introduce the reader to new cases from state and lower federal courts that illuminate paths not taken in the law. 
Reading the cases together highlights the lived horizon in which individuals have encountered and struggled with questions of reproductive rights and justice at different eras in our nation’s history―and so reveals the many faces of law and legal change. The volume is being published at a critical and perhaps pivotal moment for this area of law. The changing composition of the Supreme Court, increased executive and legislative action, and shifting political interests have all pushed issues of reproductive rights and justice to the forefront of contemporary discourse. The volume is suited to a wide range of law school courses, including constitutional law, family law, employment law, and reproductive rights and justice; it could also be assigned in undergraduate or graduate courses on history, gender studies, and reproductive rights and justice.
All of the editors have contributed solo- or co-authored essays. The other contributors are: Samuel R. Bagenstos (University of Michigan Law); Khiara M. Bridges (Boston University School of Law); Deborah Dinner (Emory Law); Cary Franklin (University of Texas at Austin School of Law); Linda Greenhouse (New York Times/Yale Law School); Maya Manian (University of San Francisco School of Law); Serena Mayeri (University of Pennsylvania School of Law); Douglas NeJaime (Yale Law School); Priscilla A. Ocen (Loyola Law School, Los Angeles); Neil S. Siegel (Duke Law).

It looks like some of the essays are available on SSRN. For example, here is Reva Siegel and Linda Greenhouse's chapter on "The Unfinished Story of Roe v. Wade."