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dc.contributor.editorNichols, Coleen_US
dc.creatorRoss, Nathaniel
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T22:45:09Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T22:45:09Z
dc.date.created2022-08-23
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13348
dc.description.abstractOn March 28, 1978, in Stump v. Sparkman, hereafter Stump, the United States Supreme Court held, in a five-to-three decision, that judges have absolute immunity from lawsuits involving any harm their judicial decisions cause. Linda Sparkman, who was unknowingly sterilized when she was fifteen years old in 1971, sued Harold Stump, the county circuit court judge who signed the petition to allow Sparkman’s mother to have her sterilized. Sparkman’s mother stated to Stump that she wanted her daughter sterilized because of Sparkman’s alleged mental deficiencies and sexual promiscuity. Sparkman argued that Stump violated her Fourteenth Amendment rights to due process because nobody informed her about the nature of the procedure and because Stump did not perform typical court proceedings. Stump argued that, because he was acting within his role as a judge, the doctrine of judicial immunity prevented his liability from lawsuit. Stump strengthened the impunity with which judges can act, including acts found to be unconstitutional, regardless of any rights upon which such actions may infringe.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subject.lcshSterilizationen_US
dc.subject.lcshSterilization of womenen_US
dc.subject.lcshInvoluntary sterilizationen_US
dc.subject.lcshJudicial immunityen_US
dc.subject.lcshEugenicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEugenics--United States--Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshEugenics--Law and Legislationen_US
dc.subject.meshNegative Eugenicsen_US
dc.subject.meshSterilization, Reproductiveen_US
dc.subject.meshSterilization, Involuntaryen_US
dc.titleStump v. Sparkman (1978)en_US
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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.embryoLegalen_US
dc.subject.embryoEthicsen_US
dc.subject.embryoReproductionen_US
dc.subject.tagBradley v. Fisheren_US
dc.subject.tagIndiana sterilization lawen_US
dc.subject.tagDue processen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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