First edition of Sex-Based Discrimination, Text, Cases and Materials by future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Thick octavo, xxxv, 1031pp. Maroon cloth, title in gilt on spine and front cover. Bumped corner along top edge. Previous ownership inscription on front free endpaper, blue marker highlights in chapter 1. This work by Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of the “earliest treatments of gender based discrimination in all facets of American life.” Legal scholars credit Ginsburg’s work for significant advances for women under the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. Because of her advocacy and substantial body of work, Ginsburg was nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals by President Jimmy Carter in 1980.
Comments: Majors topics included in this work include: family planning, employment positions of women, family life, family life without marriage, remedies for employment discrimination and school admission criteria.