"Erotic Services Provider Legal Education and Research Project v. Gascon: Judgment"



'Is it possible to be both a judge and a feminist?' Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Criminal Law Opinions answers that question in the affirmative by re-writing seminal opinions that implicate critical dimensions of criminal law jurisprudence, from the sexual assault law to provocation to cultural defences to the death penalty. Right now, one in three Americans has a criminal record, mass incarceration and over-criminalization are the norm, and our jails cycle through about ten million people each year. At the same time, sexual assaults are rarely prosecuted at all, domestic violence remains pervasive, and the distribution of punishment, and by extension justice, seems not only raced and classed, but also gendered. We have had #MeToo campaigns and #SayHerName campaigns, and yet not enough has changed. How might all of justice look different through a feminist lens. This book answers that question.

  • The only book to reimagine seminal U.S. criminal law opinions through a feminist lens
  • Introduces readers to the range of feminist approaches and includes cases involving the intersection of gender, race, class and nationality
  • Brings together prominent criminal law scholars, while also showcasing new voices on criminal law and gender

Includes the chapter, "Erotic Services Provider Legal Education and Research Project v. Gascon: Judgment" by Maurer Professor I. India Thusi.


9781316515112 (hb.), 9781009095976 (pb.), 9781009089999 (ebook)

Publication Date



Cambridge University Press


Cambridge, UK


Sex workers, sexual privacy rights, prostitution, Fourteenth Amendment, sex trafficking, First Amendment, sexual activity


Courts | Criminal Law | Law | Law and Gender | Sexuality and the Law


Bennett Capers, Sarah Deer and Corey Rayburn Yung, eds. Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Criminal Law Opinions. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2023

Full bibliographic details available in IUCAT

Copies available in the Jerome Hall Law Library KF 9219 .F46 2023