Download this Paper Open PDF in Browser

Introduction to Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions

Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions (Bridget J. Crawford & Anthony C. Infanti eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2017, Forthcoming

U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-05

38 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2017 Last revised: 1 Jun 2017

Bridget J. Crawford

Pace University School of Law

Anthony C. Infanti

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

Date Written: April 10, 2017

Abstract

Could a feminist perspective change the shape of the tax law? Most people understand that feminist reasoning has tremendous potential to affect, for example, the law of employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and reproductive rights. Few people may be aware, however, that feminist analysis can likewise transform tax law (as well as other statutory or code-based areas of the law). By highlighting the importance of perspective, background, and preconceptions on the reading and interpretation of statutes, Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions shows what a difference feminist analysis can make to statutory interpretation. This volume, part of the Feminist Judgments Series, brings together a group of scholars and lawyers to rewrite tax decisions in which a feminist emphasis would have changed the outcome or the court’s reasoning. The volume includes cases that implicate gender on their face (like medical expense deductions for fertility treatment or gender confirmation surgery as well as special tax benefits for married individuals), as well as cases that require a more nuanced understanding of history, politics and economics (such as the tax treatment of tribal lands and the business expense deduction). This book opens the way for a discussion of how viewpoint is a key factor in statutory interpretation.

Keywords: feminist, tax, judgment, opinion, rewritten, perspective, statute, constitution, interpretation, method, theory, race, sexual orientation, gender, American Indian, class

Suggested Citation

Crawford, Bridget J. and Infanti, Anthony C., Introduction to Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions (April 10, 2017). Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions (Bridget J. Crawford & Anthony C. Infanti eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2017, Forthcoming; U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2951327

Bridget J. Crawford

Pace University School of Law ( email )

78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States

Anthony C. Infanti (Contact Author)

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law ( email )

3900 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States
412-648-1244 (Phone)
412-648-2648 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.pitt.edu/people/anthony-c-infanti

Paper statistics

Downloads
65
Rank
293,183
Abstract Views
336