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The Real World Effects of Reproductive Rights Decisions

"Untangling the Reproductive Rights and Religious Liberty Knot," by Jessica Waters and Leandra Carrasco, explores how courts in several pregnancy-discrimination cases sided with employers over the civil rights of employees. Waters and Carrasco connect their analysis to the recent Hobby Lobby case, in which the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled that for-profit corporations with sincerely held religious beliefs do not have to provide a full range of contraceptives at no cost to their employees via the Affordable Care Act—commonly known as Obamacare. It was published in the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism.

Book cover: A Woman Doing Life

Editor, Johnson, R. and Martin, A. B. (2014). A Woman Doing Life: Notes from a Prison for Women, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press)


Recent Articles & Papers

Davies, B. (2015). “Resistance to European Law and Constitutional Identity in Germany: Herbert Kraus and Solange in its Intellectual Context”, European Law Journal, 21(4) July 2015, pp. 434-459

Davies, B. & Morriss, J (2014). "European Financial Privacy in Peril," Cayman Island Financial Review, October 31, 2014

Davies, B. (2014). "Towards a New History of European Law," Australian National University Briefing Paper Series, 5(4)

Davies, B. & Rasmussen, M (2014). "From International Law to a European Rechtsgemeinschaft: Towards a New History of European Law, 1950-1979" in Johnny Laursen (ed.), Institutions and Dynamics of the European Community, 1973-83 Nomos, Baden-Baden, pp. 97-130

Dreisbach, D. L. (2015). “Biblical Language and Themes in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address,” Perspectives on Political Science, 44(1), pp. 34-39

Gould, J. and Hail-Jares, K. (2014). “New Data, New Findings: An Updated Assessment of Wrongful Convictions,” Judicature, 97, pp. 167-171

Waters, J. and Carrasco, L. (2014). “Untangling the Reproductive Rights and Religious Liberty Knot,”Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, 26(2), pp. 217-241