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Eskridge, William N. Jr 1951-

Overview
Works: 79 works in 267 publications in 2 languages and 12,094 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Casebooks  Filmed interviews  Unedited footage 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Creator
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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 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third, same-sex marriage would help civilize America. A civilized polity assures equality for all its citizens. Without full access to the institutions of civic life, gays and lesbians cannot be full participants in the American experience. Gays and lesbians love their country, and have contributed in every way to its flourishing
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 957 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 683 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 )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 591 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 )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like most legal textbooks, this book primarily uses the case method, which means that much of your time in this course will be devoted to the intensive analysis of particular cases. Individual cases cannot be understood, however, without a knowledge of the broader context of American constitutional law". -- CHAPTER 1
A Dance along the precipice : the political and economic dimensions of the international debt problem( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 510 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 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suitable for students or practitioners, this authoritative overview of the legislative process and statutory interpretation moves smoothly and understandably between the theoretical and the practical. It contains in-depth discussion of such topics as theories of legislation and representation, electoral and legislative structures, extrinsic sources for statutory interpretation, and substantive canons of statutory interpretation. Reap the benefits of the authors' experience, opinions, and insight and gain a working knowledge of the area
Sexuality, gender, and the law by William N Eskridge( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynamic statutory interpretation by William N Eskridge( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eskridge also considers how different normative theories of jurisprudence - liberal, legal process, and antiliberal - inform debates about statutory interpretation. He explores what theory of statutory interpretation - if any - is required by the rule of law or by democratic theory. Finally, he provides an analytical and jurisprudential history of important debates on statutory interpretation
Constitutional stupidities, constitutional tragedies by William N Eskridge( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 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 held by 317 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 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statutory interpretation stories by William N Eskridge( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 112 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 88 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 38 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 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. Such raids were not unusual in the late 1960s, an era when homosexual sex was illegal in every state but Illinois. That night, however, the street erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world. This is part 2 of an interview with William Eskridge, professor of law
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. Such raids were not unusual in the late 1960s, an era when homosexual sex was illegal in every state but Illinois. That night, however, the street erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world
 
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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

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Languages
English (170)

Spanish (3)

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Gay 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 lawDynamic statutory interpretation