And he examines the history and evolution of laws and attitudes regarding assisted suicide and euthanasia in American society. He analyzes libertarian and autonomy-based arguments for legalization as well as the impact of key U. S. Those on both sides of the assisted suicide question will find Gorsuch's analysis to be a thoughtful and stimulating contribution to the debate about one of the most controversial public policy issues of our day.
In clear terms accessible to the general reader, Neil Gorsuch thoroughly assesses the strengths and weaknesses of leading contemporary ethical arguments for assisted suicide and euthanasia. Princeton University Press. Supreme Court decisions on the debate. He explores evidence and case histories from the Netherlands and Oregon, where the practices have been legalized.
At the same time, the argument gorsuch develops leaves wide latitude for individual patient autonomy and the refusal of unwanted medical treatment and life-sustaining care, permitting intervention only in cases where an intention to kill is present. After assessing the strengths and weaknesses of arguments for assisted suicide and euthanasia, one based on a principle that, novel, Gorsuch builds a nuanced, and powerful moral and legal argument against legalization, surprisingly, has largely been overlooked in the debate--the idea that human life is intrinsically valuable and that intentional killing is always wrong.
The future of assisted suicide and euthanasia provides the most thorough overview of the ethical and legal issues raised by assisted suicide and euthanasia--as well as the most comprehensive argument against their legalization--ever published.
Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice
He responds to the strongest prochoice arguments found in law, science, politics, philosophy, and the media. There is simply nothing like this book. Defending life is the most comprehensive defense of the prolife position on abortion ever published. Without high-pitched rhetoric or appeals to religion, the author offers a careful and respectful case for why the prolife view of human life is correct.
Wade, and he explains why virtually all the popular prochoice arguments fail. He explains and critiques Roe v. Used book in Good Condition. It is sophisticated, but still accessible to the ordinary citizen.
Personhood The Tree of Life: A Biblical Path to Prolife Victory in the 21st Century
To protect fellow humans against emerging threats, we must re-examine the effectiveness of our most fundamental strategies. Used book in Good Condition. The following essays serve as a critical contribution to the conversation among individuals and organizations who, as diverse as they may be, are unified on the biblical principles of the sanctity of human life and human dignity for all those created in the image of God—without exception and without compromise.
As we move toward the third decade of the 21st century, Christians concerned with defending the right to life face daunting new challenges.
Physician-Assisted Death: What Everyone Needs to Know®
The issue of physician-assisted death is now firmly on the American public agenda. Already legal in five states, it is the subject of intense public opinion battles across the country. Driven by an increasingly aging population, and a baby boom generation just starting to enter its senior years, the issue is not going to go away anytime soon.
The book then explores both the case in favor of legalization and the case against, focusing in the latter instance on the risk of abuse and the possibility of slippery slopes. In physician-Assisted Death, L. W. Used book in Good Condition. Like abortion, physician-assisted death is ethically controversial and the subject of passionately held opinions.
The book provides needed context for the debate by situating physician-assisted death within the wider framework of end-of-life care and explaining why the movement to legalize it now enjoys such strong public support. It also reviews that movement's successes to date, beginning in Oregon in 1994 and now extending to eleven jurisdictions across three continents.
In this context the experience of jurisdictions that have already taken the step of legalization is carefully reviewed to see what lessons might be extracted from it. The central chapters of the book review the main arguments utilized by both sides of the controversy: on the one hand, appeals to patient autonomy and the relief of suffering, on the other the claim that taking active steps to hasten death inevitably violates the sanctity of life.
It then identifies some further issues that lie beyond the boundaries of the current debate but will have to be faced sometime down the road: euthanasia for patients who are permanently unconscious or have become seriously demented and for severely compromised newborns.
Culture of Death: The Age of “Do Harm” Medicine
Why bother? the boy’s life was effectively over. Used book in Good Condition. This is a passionate yet coolly reasoned book about the current crisis in medical ethics by an author who has made the new thanatology” his consuming interest. Soon afterward the boy regained consciousness and was learning to walk again.
This story is one of many Wesley J. The doctor finally relented. When his teenage son christopher, brain-damaged in an auto accident, developed a 105-degree fever following weeks of unconsciousness, John Campbell asked the attending physician for help. Campbell refused to accept this verdict. He demanded treatment and threatened legal action.
Smith recounts in his award-winning classic critique of the modern bioethics movement, Culture of Death. With treatment, christopher’s temperaturewhich had eventually reached 107. 6 degreessubsided almost immediately. The doctor refused. In this newly updated edition, smith chronicles how the threats to the equality of human life have accelerated in recent years, from the proliferation of euthanasia and the Brittany Maynard assisted suicide firestorm, to the potential for death panels” posed by Obamacare and the explosive Terri Schiavo controversy.
Culture of death reveals how more and more doctors have withdrawn from the Hippocratic Oath and how bioethicists” influence policy by posing questions such as whether organs may be harvested from the terminally ill and disabled.
Law of Judicial Precedent
Never before have so many eminent coauthors produced a single lawbook without signed sections, but instead writing with a single voice. The author's goal was to make the book theoretically sound, historically illuminating, and relentlessly practical. Whether you are a judge, you're sure to find enlightening, a lawyer, or even a nonlawyer curious about how our legal system works, helpful, a law student, and sometimes surprising insights into our system of justice.
The cases are explained in a clear, commonsense way, making the book accessible to anyone seeking to understand the role of precedents in American law. Garner, the judges have thoroughly researched and explored the many intricacies of the doctrine as it guides the work of American lawyers and judges. The law of judicial precedent is the first hornbook-style treatise on the doctrine of precedent in more than a century.
Used book in Good Condition. More than 2, 500 illustrative cases discussed or cited in the text illuminate the points covered in each section and demonstrate the law's development over several centuries. The treatise is organized into nine major topics, comprising 93 blackletter sections that elucidate all the major doctrines relating to how past decisions guide future ones in our common-law system.
. Together with their editor and coauthor, Bryan A. The breadth and depth of research involved in producing the book will be immediately apparent to anyone who browses its pages and glances over the footnotes: it would have been all but impossible for any single author to canvass the literature so comprehensively and then distill the concepts so cohesively into a single authoritative volume.
A Republic, If You Can Keep It
And he emphasizes the pivotal roles of civic education, civil discourse, and mutual respect in maintaining a healthy republic. A republic, by, if you can keep it offers compelling insights into justice gorsuch’s faith in America and its founding documents, and his beliefs about the responsibility each of us shares to sustain our distinctive republic of, his thoughts on our Constitution’s design and the judge’s place within it, and for “We the People.
Used book in Good Condition. He explains, too, the importance of affordable access to the courts in realizing the promise of equal justice under law—while highlighting some of the challenges we face on this front today. Along the way, justice gorsuch reveals some of the events that have shaped his life and outlook, from his upbringing in Colorado to his Supreme Court confirmation process.
. He discusses the role of the judge in our constitutional order, and why he believes that originalism and textualism are the surest guides to interpreting our nation’s founding documents and protecting our freedoms. He replied, “a republic, if you can keep it. In this book, justice neil gorsuch shares personal reflections, speeches, and essays that focus on the remarkable gift the framers left us in the Constitution.
Justice gorsuch draws on his thirty-year career as a lawyer, judge, teacher, its separation of powers, and justice to explore essential aspects our Constitution, and the liberties it is designed to protect. Justice neil gorsuch reflects on his journey to the Supreme Court, the role of the judge under our Constitution, and the vital responsibility of each American to keep our republic strong.
Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts
Both authors are individually renowned for their scintillating prose styles, and together they make even the seemingly dry subject of legal interpretation riveting. The book is calculated to promote valid interpretations: if you have lame arguments, you'll deplore the book; if you have strong arguments, you'll exalt it.
Garner, all the most important principles of constitutional, statutory, and contractual interpretation are systematically explained in an engaging and informative style-including several hundred illustrations from actual cases. In this groundbreaking book by best-selling authors Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A.
But whatever your position, you'll think about law more clearly than ever before. Justice scalia, with 25 years of experience on the Supreme Court, is the foremost expositor of textualism in the world today. Reading law is an essential guide to anyone who wishes to prevail in a legal argument-based on a constitution, a statute, or a contract.
Though intended primarily for judges and the lawyers who appear before them to argue the meaning of texts, Reading Law is sound educational reading for anyone who seeks to understand how judges decide cases-or should decide cases. Never before has legal interpretation been so fascinatingly explained. Garner, as editor in chief of black's law Dictionary and author of Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage, is the most renowned expert on the language of the law.
The book is a superb introduction to modern judicial decision-making.
When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment
The transgender movement has hit breakneck speed. And there is a reason that many do regret it. This discussion will be of particular interest to parents who fear how an ideological school counselor might try to steer their child. Analyzing education and employment policies, obama-era bathroom and locker-room mandates, politically correct speech codes and religious-freedom violations, Anderson shows how the law is being used to coerce and penalize those who believe the truth about human nature.
He introduces readers to people who tried to “transition” but found themselves no better off. How it relies on rigid sex stereotypes—in which dolls are for girls and trucks are for boys—while also insisting that gender is purely a social construct, and that there are no meaningful differences between women and men.
The best evidence shows that the vast majority of children naturally grow out of any gender-conflicted phase. Drawing on the best insights from biology, and philosophy, psychology, Ryan T. In the space of a year, it’s gone from something that most Americans had never heard of to a cause claiming the mantle of civil rights.
But can a boy truly be “trapped” in a girl’s body? can modern medicine really “reassign” sex? Is sex something “assigned” in the first place? What’s the loving response to a friend or child experiencing a gender-identity conflict? What should our law say on these issues?When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment provides thoughtful answers to all of these questions.
But no one knows how new school policies might affect children indoctrinated to believe that they really are trapped in the “wrong” body. Throughout the book, anderson highlights the various contradictions at the heart of this moment: How it embraces the gnostic idea that the real self is something other than the body, while also embracing the idea that nothing but the physical exists.
51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law
In trying to correct this imbalance, the book also offers several ideas for reform. Sutton argues that american constitutional Law should account for the role of the state courts and state constitutions, together with the federal courts and the federal constitution, in protecting individual liberties. The book corrects this omission by looking at each issue-and some others as well-through the lens of many constitutions, not one court; and of all American judges, not one constitution; of many courts, not federal or state judges.
When we think of constitutional law, we invariably think of the United States Supreme Court and the federal court system. Taken together, nuanced, the stories reveal a remarkably complex, ever-changing federalist system, one that ought to make lawyers and litigants pause before reflexively assuming that the United States Supreme Court alone has all of the answers to the most vexing constitutional questions.
Court of appeals Judge Jeffrey S. Used book in Good Condition. But these explanations tell just part of the story. Traditional accounts of these bedrock debates about the relationship of the individual to the state focus on decisions of the United States Supreme Court. West Group. Yet much of our constitutional law is not made at the federal level.
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The Ethics of Abortion Routledge Annals of Bioethics
It also provides several non-theological justifications for the conclusion that all human beings, including those in utero, should be respected as persons. This book also critiques the view that abortion is not wrong even if the human fetus is a person. It concludes with a discussion of whether artificial wombs might end the abortion debate.
Routledge. This second edition of the ethics of abortion critically evaluates all the major grounds for denying fetal personhood, including the views of those who defend not only abortion but also post-birth abortion. Answering the arguments of defenders of abortion, this book provides reasoned justification for the view that all intentional abortions are ethically wrong and that doctors and nurses who object to abortion should not be forced to act against their consciences.
Updates and revisions to the second edition include: -a response to alberto giubilini’s and francesca minerva’s now famous 2012 article, including those made by Donald Marquis, David DeGrazia, "After-Birth Abortion" in the Journal of Medical Ethics -Responses to new defenses of Judith Jarvis Thomson’s violinist argument -The addition of a new chapter on gradualist views of fetal moral worth, including Jeff McMahan’s Time-Relative Interest Account -The addition of a new chapter on the conscience protection for health care workers who are opposed to abortion -Responses to many critiques of the first edition, and William E.
West Group. The ethics of abortion examines hard cases for those who are prolife, as well as hard cases for defenders of abortion, such as abortion in cases of rape or in order to save the mother’s life, such as sex selection abortion and the rationale for being "personally opposed" but publically supportive of abortion.
Appealing to reason rather than religious belief, this book is the most comprehensive case against the choice of abortion yet published. May used book in Good Condition.