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Victoria Nourse | The Interview

A warning about 'false science'

VICTORIA NOURSE VICTORIA NOURSE (Visual Image Photography)
By Anna Mundow
July 27, 2008

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Law professor Victoria Nourse has long been fascinated by a relatively obscure case, Skinner v. Oklahoma, in which inmates from Oklahoma's McAlester prison challenged that state's 1935 sterilization laws. Twenty-seven other states had sterilization statutes aimed at those who were imprisoned, insane, deaf, blind, or otherwise deemed unsound, and thousands of Americans were involuntarily sterilized before the Supreme Court ruled ... (Full article: 897 words)

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