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dc.contributorWagoner, Nevadaen_US
dc.creatorGur-Arie, Rachelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-27T19:52:36Z
dc.date.available2016-08-27T19:52:36Z
dc.date.created2016-08-27en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/11350
dc.description.abstractIn 1942, the United States Supreme Court Case of Skinner v. Oklahoma ruled that states could not legally sterilize those inmates of prisons deemed habitual criminals. Skinner v. Oklahoma was about the case of Jack Skinner, an inmate of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Oklahoma, who was subject to sterilization under the Oklahoma Habitual Criminal Sterilization Act of 1935. The case, decided on 1 June 1942, determined that state laws were unconstitutional if those laws enabled states to forcibly sterilize inmates deemed to be habitual criminals. Such laws violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. The Skinner v. Oklahoma decision also reflected tensions in US eugenic policies when juxtaposed against similar policies of the Nazi regime in Europe, especially with regard to sterilization measures.
dc.format.mediumtext/xhtmlen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subject.lcshCompulsory sterilizationen_US
dc.subject.lcshSupreme Court decisionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEugenicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshSterilization of criminals and defectivesen_US
dc.subject.lcshReproductive rightsen_US
dc.subject.lcshHeredity, Humanen_US
dc.subject.lcshHuman geneticsen_US
dc.subject.lcshHuman beings--Constitutionen_US
dc.titleSkinner v. Oklahoma (1942)
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoEthicsen_US
dc.subject.embryoLegalen_US
dc.subject.tagSkinner v. Oklahomaen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2016-08-27


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