The Gender of Constitutional Jurisprudence. Edited by Beverly
Baines and Ruth Rubio-Marin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2005.
342 pp. $34.99. Paperback.
Beverly Baines and Ruth Rubio-Marin have gathered together a group of
lawyers, mostly law faculty, with expertise in constitutional law,
women's rights, civil and human rights, and gender equality. The
result is an edited collection on constitutional sex equality litigation,
with chapters covering a wide array of issues, including reproductive
rights, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, family law,
pornography, social welfare policy, and voting rights. By using gender as
a “focal point” (p. 1) of constitutional jurisprudence, the
authors assess the success of a feminist constitutional agenda.