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Litigating morality [electronic resource] : American legal thought and its English roots / Wayne C. Bartee, Alice Fleetwood Bartee.

By: Bartee, Wayne C, 1936-.
Contributor(s): Bartee, Alice Fleetwood.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Praeger, 1992Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 149 p.).ISBN: 9780313066375 (electronic bk.); 031306637X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Sex and law -- United States -- History | Insanity (Law) -- United States -- History | Punishment -- United States -- History | Sex and law -- Great Britain -- History | Insanity (Law) -- Great Britain -- History | Punishment -- Great Britain -- History | Law and ethics | Sexualit�e et droit -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire | Ali�enation mentale -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire | Peines -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire | Sexualit�e et droit -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire | Ali�enation mentale -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire | Peines -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire | Droit et morale | PHILOSOPHY -- Social | PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy | Ali�enation mentale -- Droit -- Grande-Bretagne | Sexualit�e et droit -- Grande-Bretagne | Ali�enation mentale -- Droit -- Etats-Unis | Peines -- Grande-Bretagne | Peines -- Etats-Unis | Droit et morale | Rechtsdenken | Geschichte | Sexualverhalten | Recht | Moral | USA | Gro�britannien | Law History | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Litigating morality.DDC classification: 170 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. ENGLISH LEGAL SCHOLARS and ABORTION in AMERICAN LAW; 2. ENGLISH COMMON and STATUTORY LAW and SODOMY in AMERICAN LAW; 3. PORNOGRAPHY: ENGLISH PRECEDENTS in AMERICAN LEGAL THOUGHT; 4. THE CRIMINAL INSANITY DEFENSE: ENGLISH and AMERICAN ATTORNEYS; 5. ENGLISH CONSTITUTIONAL DOCUMENTS and PUNISHMENT in AMERICAN LAW; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: This volume is a thematic study in legal history that uses past and present landmark court cases to analyze the legal and historical development of moral regulatory policies in America and resulting debates. Using a critical variable approach, the book demonstrates how different elements of the legal process have historically influenced the litigation of various moral issues. Five moral policies are included: abortion, sodomy, pornography, criminal insanity, and the death penalty. The book's framework for analysis uses examples from English legal history and links them to American cases, demon.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [139]-143) and index.

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. ENGLISH LEGAL SCHOLARS and ABORTION in AMERICAN LAW; 2. ENGLISH COMMON and STATUTORY LAW and SODOMY in AMERICAN LAW; 3. PORNOGRAPHY: ENGLISH PRECEDENTS in AMERICAN LEGAL THOUGHT; 4. THE CRIMINAL INSANITY DEFENSE: ENGLISH and AMERICAN ATTORNEYS; 5. ENGLISH CONSTITUTIONAL DOCUMENTS and PUNISHMENT in AMERICAN LAW; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

This volume is a thematic study in legal history that uses past and present landmark court cases to analyze the legal and historical development of moral regulatory policies in America and resulting debates. Using a critical variable approach, the book demonstrates how different elements of the legal process have historically influenced the litigation of various moral issues. Five moral policies are included: abortion, sodomy, pornography, criminal insanity, and the death penalty. The book's framework for analysis uses examples from English legal history and links them to American cases, demon.

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