Australian Feminist Judgments: Righting And Rewriting Law
Heather Douglas, Francesca Bartlett, Trish Luker and Rosemary Hunter (eds); Hart Publishing, 2014; 462pp; $75 (paperback)
By re-imagining and rewriting well-known cases through a feminist lens Australian Feminist Judgments: Righting and Rewriting Law enlivens the reader’s imagination about the real transformative potential of feminist legal reasoning. The book’s premise is to explore the possibilities and limitations of feminist jurisprudence by rewriting cases from a feminist perspective while maintaining that the decisions must be legally plausible. The re-crafted decisions span across different times, jurisdictions and subject matter but each prompts us to think about what we take for granted and what can be done differently when it comes to judicial method.