Judith A. Baer
Judith Baer is Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University. She is the author of Our Lives Before the Law: Constructing a Feminist Jurisprudence, which won the American Political Science Association’s Victoria Schuck Award, and Ironic Freedom: Personal Choice, Public Policy, and the Politics of Reform and coauthor of Constitutional and Legal Rights for Women.
Equality under the Constitution
Reclaiming the Fourteenth Amendment
The principle of equality embedded in the Declaration of Independence and reaffirmed in the Constitution does not distinguish between individuals according to their capacities or merits. It is written into these documents to ensure that each and every person enjoys equal respect and equal rights. Judith Baer maintains, however, that in fact...