Areen, Spindelman, Tsoukala, and Maldonado's 2023 Supplement to Family Law, Cases and Materials, Unabridged and Concise, 7th

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The 2023 Supplement captures major family law developments since the publication of the main text. These include edited versions of recent headlining Supreme Court decisions like Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (overturning Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and the constitutional abortion right that they protect), Bostock v. Clayton County (on Title VII and how its sex discrimination provision covers anti-gay and anti-trans discrimination), and Fulton v. City of Philadelphia (adjudicating the boundaries of LGBTQ civil rights and First Amendment claims to religious freedom). The 2023 Supplement also features extended descriptions and thought-provoking questions about the impacts on family law of the 2023 Affirmative Action Cases, Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harv. Coll., and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina, of 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis (recognizing First Amendment free-speech rights against Colorado’s public accommodations law and its sexual orientation equality provision), and of L.W. v. Skrmetti, a breaking U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decision suggesting that laws banning gender-affirming medical care for transgender youth are likely constitutionally permissible in Dobbs’ wake. The 2023 Supplement also features updates on Haaland v. Brackeen (upholding the Indian Child Welfare Act without addressing whether it violates the Equal Protection Clause), as well as significant developments on the Hague Convention on child abduction at the Supreme Court, including Monasky v. Taglieri and Golan v. Saada, along with new notes, questions, and updates on cases and statutes, including on parenting, the family regulation system, custody of gender diverse children, and assisted reproduction. These new materials help frame current and challenging conversations about where family law is now—and where it may be heading next.