Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Family Law Opinions
Please enter your contact information and select (1) your preference to serve either as an author of an opinion or commentator and (2) your top three opinion choices from the list of selected cases (click on the "Choose" field). If you would like to suggest another decision for the volume, you may use the field below but you should also select cases from the list provided. Finally, please provide a short description (no more than 500 words) of your interest in rewriting a decision or providing a commentary for the opinions you chose.
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Opinion selection
The list of opinions reflects the limitation of volume length as well as an attempt to avoid repeating cases rewritten in other Feminist Judgment volumes or analyzed in books such as Family Law Stories. In addition, the list seeks to cover a range of subject matters and eras in U.S. family law. The opinions selected (in the "Please pick" menus above) are: Reynolds v. United States, 98 U.S. 145 (1879); McGuire v. McGuire, 59 N.W.2d 336 (Neb. 1953); Dandridge v. Williams, 397 U.S. 471 (1970); Wisconsin v. Yoder, 406 U.S. 205 (1972); Marvin v. Marvin, 557 P.2d 106 (Cal. 1976); Kulko v. Superior Court, 436 U.S. 84 (1978); Daly v. Daly, 715 P.2d 56 (Nev. 1986); Michael H. v. Gerald D., 491 U.S. 110 (1989); DeShaney v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services, 489 U.S. 189 (1989); Simeone v. Simeone, 581 A.2d 162 (Pa. 1990); Borelli v. Brusseau, 12 Cal. App. 4th 647 (1993); Turner v. Rogers, 564 U.S. 431 (2011); In re T.J.S., 54 A.3d 263 (N.J. 2012); Matter of A-R-C-G-, 26 I.&N. Dec. 388 (B.I.A. 2014); Sessions v. Morales-Santana, 2017 WL 2507339 (U.S. 2017).

Among the cases considered but not included were: Painter v. Bannister, 140 N.W.2d 152 (Iowa 1966); Smith v. Organization of Foster Families, 431 U.S. 816 (1977); Moore v. City of East Cleveland, 431 U.S. 494 (1977); Zablocki v. Redhail, 434 U.S. 374 (1978); Lehr v. Robertson, 463 U.S. 248 (1983); O’Brien v. O’Brien, 489 N.E.2d 712 (N.Y. 1985); Reid v. Reid, 409 S.E.2d 155 (Va. 1991); Ankenbrandt v. Richards 504 U.S. 689 (1992); Twyman v. Twyman, 855 S.W.2d 619 (Tex. 1993); Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000); Mozes v. Mozes, 239 F.3d 1067 (9th Cir. 2001); Kirkpatrick v District Court 64 P.3d 1056 (Nev. 2003); K.M. v. E.G., 117 P.3d 673 (Cal. 2005); Williams v. State, 151 P.3d 460 (Alaska App. 2006); Brown v. Buhman, 947 F.Supp.2d 1170 (D. Utah 2013); V.L. v E.L., 577 U.S. ___ (2016).

The selection process was guided by the invaluable suggestions of an advisory panel. The panel consisted of distinguished family law scholars: Professors Naomi Cahn, Nancy Dowd, Theresa Glennon, Solangel Maldonado, Linda McClain, and Kimberly Mutcherson. Many thanks to Professor Dara Purvis, who provided important guidance on various aspects of the case list, call for authors, and composition of the advisory panel.

Applications are due no later than Friday, July 21, 2017. The editor expects to notify accepted authors and commentators by Monday, July 31, 2017. First drafts of rewritten opinions will be due on Friday, February 2, 2018. First drafts of commentaries will be due on Friday, March 9, 2018.
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