Professor McGinley Co-Authors Book and Writes Article: Feminist Perspectives on U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

In October 2020, Cambridge University Press published the book “Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Employment Discrimination Opinions,” which was co-edited by Boyd Law Professor Ann McGinley and University of Toledo College of Law Professor Nicole Porter. The book is part of a series in which authors critically review and rewrite judgments from feminist perspectives. Additionally, in an article recently published by the Connecticut Law Review Online, Professor McGinley, Professor Porter, and other contributors to the book discuss the June 2020 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, which held that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is discrimination based on sex, and therefore prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Congratulations to Professor McGinley on her book and article.

Professor McGinley explains that in her and Professor Porter’s book “the authors actually rewrite the opinions and there is also another author who explains the original opinion and how the rewritten opinion changed the original opinion. In our book, Nicole and I selected opinions with a goal toward demonstrating how the entire body of employment discrimination law would be changed by feminist rewrites of the opinions.”

Other Boyd Law professors have been involved in the “Feminist Judgment Series”: The general editors of the series are Boyd Law Professor Kathryn Stanchi, Boyd Law Emerita Professor Linda Berger, and Professor Bridget Crawford (Pace University). These three professors also edited the first volume in the series, “Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court.” Among the Boyd Law faculty whose contributions have also appeared in the series are Professor Leslie Griffin, Professor Francine Lipman, Professor Elizabeth MacDowell, Professor Addie Rolnick, and Professor Stacey Tovino (now at the University of Oklahoma College of Law). Professor Frank Rudy Cooper is also serving on the Advisory Panel of the Employment Discrimination volume.

To read more about the series, turn to the “U.S. Feminist Judgments Project” webpage.