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Eskridge, William N. Jr 1951-

Overview
Works: 79 works in 263 publications in 2 languages and 11,951 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Casebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Creator
Classifications: KF538, 342.73087
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William N Eskridge
The case for same-sex marriage : from sexual liberty to civilized commitment by William N Eskridge( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uit een historisch overzicht blijkt dat alleen de 'moderne' Westerse wereld niet voorziet in enigerlei vorm van gesanctioneerde gelijkgeslachtelijke relatie. Legalisering van het 'homohuwelijk' zal zowel homo's als Amerika beschaven
Gaylaw : challenging the apartheid of the closet by William N Eskridge( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American regulation of sexual variation has been responsive to multiple anxieties - about disgusting acts, gender deviation, and predatory sexuality. Gaylaw authoritatively shows how such legal regulation has evolved in the United States throughout the last century, contributing to the construction of homosexuality as a totalizing identity trait and to the phenomenon of the closet, initially a hiding place for gay people, now best viewed as an exclusion from citizenship." "Gaylaw not only questions the remnants of the old regime of compulsory heterosexuality, but offers ideas about public law in a post-closet, indeed post-liberal, era."--Jacket
Gay marriage : for better or for worse? : what we've learned from the evidence by William N Eskridge( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opponents of same-sex marriage in the United States often claim that allowing gays and lesbians to marry will lead to the downfall of the institution of marriage and will harm children. Drawing from 16 years of data and experience with same-sex unions in Scandinavia, Gay Marriage: For Better or for Worse? is the first book to present empirical evidence about the results of same-sex marriage (in the form of registered partnerships) from the Nordic countries. Spedale and Eskridge demonstrate that conservative defense-of-marriage arguments that predict negative effects from gay marriage are invalid, and the Scandinavian experience suggests that the institution of marriage may indeed benefit from the enactment of gay marriage. If we look at the proof from abroad, the authors argue, we must conclude that the sanctioning of gay marriage in the United States would neither undermine marriage as an institution, nor harm the wellbeing of our nation's children
Equality practice : civil unions and the future of gay rights by William N Eskridge( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Eskridge, a Yale law professor chronicles the Vermont law which legalised civil unions - distinct from marriage - for same sex couples
Dishonorable passions : sodomy laws in America, 1861-2003 by William N Eskridge( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American body politics and the crime against nature, 1861-81 -- From the sodomite to the homosexual, 1881-1935 -- The anti-homosexual Kulturkampf, 1935-61 -- The case(s) against the crime against nature, 1935-61 -- Homo equality and sodomy reform, 1961-69 -- The crime against nature after Stonewall, 1969-75 -- Gay civil rights and a new politics of preservation, 1975-86 -- The crime against nature on trial, Bowers v. Hardwick,1986 -- The Lambda-ACLU campaign to overrule Bowers, 1986-2003 -- Sodomy law at the Alamo, Lawrence v. Texas, 2003 -- State regulation of sexuality after Lawrence v. Texas, 2003-05 -- Beyond Whitman and Comstock: Bowers and Hardwick revisited
Cases and materials on legislation : statutes and the creation of public policy by William N Eskridge( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Dance along the precipice : the political and economic dimensions of the international debt problem( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cases and materials on constitutional law : themes for the Constitution's third century by Daniel A Farber( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legislation and statutory interpretation by William N Eskridge( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexuality, gender, and the law by William N Eskridge( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynamic statutory interpretation by William N Eskridge( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrary to traditional theories of statutory interpretation, which ground statutes in the original legislative text or intent, legal scholar William Eskridge argues that statutory interpretation changes in response to new political alignments, new interpreters, and new ideologies. It does so, first of all, because it involves richer authoritative texts than does either common law or constitutional interpretation: statutes are often complex and have a detailed legislative history. Second, Congress can, and often does, rewrite statutes when it disagrees with their interpretations; and agencies and courts attend to current as well as historical congressional preferences when they interpret statutes. Third, since statutory interpretation is as much agency-centered as judge-centered and since agency executives see their creativity as more legitimate than judges see theirs, statutory interpretation in the modern regulatory state is particularly dynamic
Constitutional stupidities, constitutional tragedies by William N Eskridge( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Constitution is the cornerstone of American government, hailed as one of the greatest contributions of the Western Enlightenment. While many seem content simply to celebrate it, those most familiar with the document invariably find it wanting in at least some aspects. This unique volume brings together many of the country's most esteemed constitutional commentators and invites them to answer two questions: First, what is the stupidest provision of the Constitution? "Stupid" need not mean evil. Thus, a second, related question is whether the scholar-interpreter would be forced to
A republic of statutes : the new American Constitution by William N Eskridge( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""This breakthrough book marks a decisive turn in American constitutional thought---away from ancestor worship, toward a realistic understanding of how real-world Americans make and remake their fundamental law." Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University" ""Eskridge and Ferejohn make a far-reaching claim in this tour de force---that constitutional struggles are frequently constitutional, not Constitutional. These struggles are still contests among ideas, but they are formulated, argued, synthesized, and (tentatively) concluded---until the next round of struggle---as often in the hotter venues of popular politics as in the cooler courtrooms, conference rooms, and chambers of jurists. Popular political deliberation provides the dynamic context for an evolving de facto constitutional order. This marriage of political science and public law is a landmark achievement." Kenneth A. Shepsle, Harvard University" ""Why does our public law obsess about the Constitution when so many of our most fundamental national commitments are embodied in subconstitutional law? In this illuminating and stimulating volume, a distinguished political scientist and a gifted public lawyer unravel that question. Eskridge and Ferejohn's redefining study shows how ̀administrative constitutionalism'---agency elaboration of superstatutes, treaties, agreements, and state statutory regimes---both invites a ̀deliberation-respecting' role for U.S. courts and ends up shaping America's national character." Harold Hongju Koh, Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, and Martin R. Flug Professor of International Law, Yale Law School" "The Constitution is often conceived as our nation's Grand Blueprint and the embodiment of our Highest Aspirations. The authors, using prominent cases such as Brown v. Board of Education, maintain that this conception is myth. Instead, William Eskridge and John Ferejohn propose an original theory of constitutional law whereby the Constitution provides a vision and our democracy advances by means of statutes. They argue that America enjoys a constitution of statutes that operates more like common law, supplementing and often supplanting its written Constitution. But the authors take this argument further, proposing that the statutory constitution creates entrenched normative commitments in a gradual process of legislation and administration that is comparable to and, in the authors' view, superior to the amendment- or judge-centered process by which Constitutional entrenchment is supposed to proceed. Not only does our democracy advance from the enactment of statutes, it should."--Jacket
The legal process : basic problems in the making and application of law by Henry M Hart( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statutory interpretation stories by William N Eskridge( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting law : a primer on how to read statutes and the Constitution by William N Eskridge( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cases and materials on statutory interpretation by William N Eskridge( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statutes, regulation, and interpretation : legislation and administration in the republic of statutes by William N Eskridge( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexuality, gender, and the law by William N Eskridge( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics epidemic in an AIDS perspective by William N Eskridge( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The case for same-sex marriage : from sexual liberty to civilized commitment
Alternative Names
Eskridge, William N. jr

William Eskridge American legal academic

Languages
English (183)

Spanish (3)

Covers
Gaylaw : challenging the apartheid of the closetGay marriage : for better or for worse? : what we've learned from the evidenceEquality practice : civil unions and the future of gay rightsDishonorable passions : sodomy laws in America, 1861-2003Cases and materials on legislation : statutes and the creation of public policyCases and materials on constitutional law : themes for the Constitution's third centuryLegislation and statutory interpretationSexuality, gender, and the law