Title

Coker v. Georgia, Rewritten Opinion

ORCID ID

0000-0002-3445-0478

Publication Date

2022

Document Type

Book Chapter

Abstract

This vintage rape case concerns an Alabama court’s determination that the jury may consider “social conditions and customs founded upon racial differences, such that the prosecutrix was a white woman and the defendant was a Negro man” in assessing a Black defendant’s culpability for assault with intent to rape. This case represents how rape law was weaponized against Black men and is an ideal case for a feminist rewritten opinion to interrogate how race and rape are closely intertwined.

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