MacKinnon, Catherine

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Born: Oct 07, 1946 AD
Currently alive, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Activists, Lawyers


1946 - Born in Minnesota on the 7th of October.

1977 - MacKinnon graduated from Yale Law School after having written a paper on the topic of sexual harassment for Professor Thomas I. Emerson.

1980 - Linda Boreman made public statements that her ex-husband Chuck Traynor had violently coerced her into making Deep Throat and other pornographic films.

1986 - The Supreme Court held in Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson that sexual harassment may violate laws against sex discrimination.

1983 - The Minneapolis city government hired MacKinnon and Dworkin to draft an antipornography civil rights ordinance as an amendment to the Minneapolis city civil rights ordinance.

1992 - In February, the Supreme Court of Canada largely accepted MacKinnon's theories of equality, hate propaganda, and pornography, citing extensively from a brief she co-authored in a ruling against Manitoba pornography distributor Donald Butler.

1996 - Fred Shapiro calculated that "Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State: Toward Feminist Jurisprudence," 8 Signs 635, was the 96th most cited article in law reviews even though it was published in a nonlegal journal.






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