TITLE

Coming Out: Decision-Making in State and Federal Sodomy Cases

AUTHOR(S)
Ayres, Susan
PUB. DATE
December 1998
SOURCE
Albany Law Review;1998, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p355
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Illustrates how Bowers in a federal sodomy case against Hardwick produces the straight mind and examines whether other cases subvert that production. Definition of straight mind and its historical development; Features of a deconstructive reading approach in judicial reasoning; State decisions that rejected Bowers' reasoning.
ACCESSION #
1724639

 

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