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Monday, July 28, 2008

University of Wisconsin Law School Professor Victoria Nourse Scheduled Guest Tomorrow on The Diane Rehm Show

Victoria Nourse, professor of law at the University of Wisconsin Law School, is scheduled as a guest on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show tomorrow, July 29. Professor Nourse is to discuss her book, In Reckless Hands, Skinner v. Oklahoma and the Near-Triumph of American Eugenics.

In Skinner, a 1942 decision by the United States Supreme Court, the petitioner challenged the constitutionality of Oklahoma's law authorizing sterilizaiton of certain felons. The court agreed with the petitioner, identified marriage and procreation as a fundamental rights, and launched a new era for constitutional analysis.

Tomorrow, the podcast of the show can be found here.

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