Choosing Words and Creating Worlds: The Supreme Court’s Rhetoric and Its Constitutive Effects on Employment Discrimination Law

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Mary Ellen Maatman

Widener University Delaware Law School

Date Written: 1998

Abstract

This article at 60 University of Pittsburgh Law Review 1 (1998) explores the ways that the language, style, and words of the Supreme Court's decisions in the field of employment discrimination reflect the justices' understanding of what discrimination is, and shape the law to fit that understanding.

Keywords: employment discrimination, Supreme Court, style, rhetorical analysis

JEL Classification: K31

Suggested Citation

Maatman, Mary Ellen, Choosing Words and Creating Worlds: The Supreme Court’s Rhetoric and Its Constitutive Effects on Employment Discrimination Law (1998). University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 1, 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2088968

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