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Strangers to the law : gay people on trial
Keen, Lisa.
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Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [1998]

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xi, 272 pages ; 24 cm.
The stakes -- Prelude to a trial -- The science of sexuality -- History of hate -- The politics of law -- Civil rights and "special rights" -- Morality plays -- The Colorado verdicts -- The U.S. Supreme Court -- The law and social change.
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KF228.E94 K44 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Two primary drivers have transformed the equity markets in recent years: technological advances and regulatory initiatives. How does modern, electronic technology facilitate trading, and to what extent does it present new challenges? How does regulation adjust to the changing structure of the markets, and to what extent is it itself a source of change? What are the new problems and solutions for handling institutional orders? On both sides of the Atlantic, what are the overall impacts of technology and regulation on market quality? The conference resulting in this volume brought together buyside and sellside practitioners, regulators, and academicians to address these and related issues.

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Library Journal Review

On November 3, 1992, a majority of Colorado voters approved Amendment 2, a measure placed on the ballot by the right-wing religious group Colorado for Family Values, amending the state constitution to allow "no protected status based on homosexual, lesbian or bisexual orientation." A lawsuit was immediately filed against the initiative, and the ensuing legal battle provides a fascinating look at the political process in the ongoing cultural wars. Keen, an executive editor for the Washington Blade, and Goldberg, a member of the legal team challenging Amendment 2 on behalf of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, clearly and carefully chronicle the background, strategies, proceedings, and arguments of the case, which became known as Romer v. Evans. Ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the measure unconstitutional, temporarily tempering growing support for copycat measures across the country and reasserting the constitutional promise of democracy and liberty for all. For specialized collections.‘James E. Van Buskirk, San Francisco P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

Keen, a journalist, and Goldberg, an attorney, have written a uniquely contextualized account of a civil rights case in which both were involved. The case was a challenge filed by opponents of Colorado's Amendment 2 (1992), which amended the state constitution to prohibit the passage of laws that would give protected status to "homosexuals, lesbians or bisexuals." The case started in Denver District Court and ended before the US Supreme Court as Romer v Evans, which declared that "a State cannot so deem a class of persons a stranger to its laws." The case represents an important battle between principles of majority rule and minority rights and equal protection under the law. The positions of the authors allow them to present information about the case both from inside the legal team and from the outside environment. The volume will be useful to those interested in the judicial process, its inner workings and interaction with the environment, and in social and civil rights movements. This book is broader contextually than Gays in the Military: Joseph Steffan versus the United States, ed. by Marc Wolinsky and Kenneth Sherrill (CH, Feb'94). All levels. E. D. Riggle; University of Kentucky