This new Law Stories title presents the back stories– historical, procedural, personal and political – of eleven significant family law cases. The essays, written by leading family law scholars, cover four main areas: marriage (Reynolds, Loving, Goodridge), parenting and custody (Troxel), separation and divorce (McGuire and O’Brien) and the definition of family (Moore v. East Cleveland). Other essays investigate well known state and federal cases on such topics as child kidnapping, the intentional infliction of emotional distress, the Indian Child Welfare Act and frozen embryos.


Imprint: Foundation Press
Series: Law Stories
Publication Date: 11/15/2007

Carol Sanger, Columbia University Law School

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