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Sex and the Constitution by Geoffrey R. Stone
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People's sexual conduct was generally outside the purview of government and court authority until religious reformers (or meddlers) during the Second Great Awakening began extending their reach into private matters. In the post-Civil War era, state intrusion gained momentum with the Comstock Laws, fashioned by ill-intended fanatic Anthony Comstock. Like or not, the Supreme Court would inherit much of the controversy right to the present.
Very detailed, but readable though it occasionally strays into extraneous areas. Excellent background coverage of the famous Griswald and Roe cases and how they have continued to ignite partisan passions.
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Reading Progress

May 6, 2017 – Started Reading
May 6, 2017 – Shelved
May 6, 2017 –
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May 23, 2017 –
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June 4, 2017 –
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June 11, 2017 –
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June 12, 2017 –
page 600
June 14, 2017 – Finished Reading

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