Susan Berry Casey: Author. Activist. Soccer Mom.
AUTHOR Two books, published 30 years apart. Scores of essays and opinion pieces in newspapers across the country, online or in a college textbook. Two novels in the drawer that have yet to see the light of day. Check out Books & Articles tab, under Susan Casey tab.
ACTIVIST Social worker and teacher. Helping to elect good candidates for local, state, and national office. Every presidential campaign since 1980. Serving in elective office. A run for mayor. Speaking out, speaking up, contributing along the way. Click on Susan Casey tab, and Books and Articles tab for a Denver Post profile.
SOCCER MOM For real. WIKIPEDIA and respected newspapers call me the ORIGNIAL SOCCER MOM, so it must be true. An article from the Boston Herald is included in Articles tab.
Latest Project: A New Book!
A P P E A L I N G F O R J U S T I C E
One Colorado Lawyer, Four Decades, and the Landmark Gay Rights Case Romer v. Evans
by Susan Berry Casey
Appealing For Justice is a riveting behind-the-scenes legal drama and an intimate and powerful portrait of a young woman’s journey of justice. Jean Eberhart Dubofsky came of age on the cusp of the civil rights movement and, through four decades, battled for justice and equality for the poor, for women and for gays and lesbians. It is a story of triumph against long odds when Jean argues and wins the landmark gay rights legal case, Romer v. Evans, before the U. S. Supreme Court.
The book shines a light on the discrimination and injustice faced by a generation of women who later led the way to a place women never before had been. And it reveals the previously untold four-year drama behind a Supreme Court decision that upended legal precedent, struck down a law allowing discrimination of homosexuals, and turned the tide in the battle over equal rights for gays and lesbians. The stories of Jean Dubofsky’s journey and the Romer v. Evans case are woven together into a haunting tale of discrimination and hate and a tale of young revolutionaries out to save the world. It is a poignant and compelling narrative of hurdles overcome, battles won, and a time in our nation’s history that breaks our hearts and renews our spirit.
Amazon Reader Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
UP HALF THE NIGHT By M Simon September 20, 2016
I’m a little groggy today, because I have been up for several nights in a row until 1:30am reading this new biography. Who knew that a book about a lady lawyer could be such a page turner. Casey has a flowing, comfortable style that captures you from the very beginning and I often found myself stopping to re-read a sentence or a paragraph just for the enjoyment of the way she can turn a phrase.
Although the book is a biography, it reads like a novel, and I mean that as a compliment. Casey manages to build suspense so that when this small woman with a quiet voice finally climbs up the long steps into the United States Supreme Court to argue against Colorado’s momentous anti-gay Ammendment 2, I could feel my pulse pound. And I’m from Colorado so I knew how it was going to end! A great read.
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To hear more about Jean Dubofsky’s story, listen to an award-winning 2014 radio documentary–A Quiet Trailblazer. http://news.kgnu.org/2014/11/a-quiet-trailblazer-jean-dubofsky/
About the Author
Susan Casey is a respected authority in the field of American politics and government. She served as a top advisor to presidential candidates Sen. Gary Hart, Sen. Bob Kerrey, Sen. John Kerry and Gov. Martin O’Malley, and was an elected member of the Denver City Council when the Romer v. Evans decision was handed down. Casey has a PhD in International Affairs, taught at the University of Colorado-Denver Graduate School of Public Affairs and at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and led an innovative new media project at the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Her articless have appeared in the Huffington Post, the Denver Post, the Rocky Mountain News, the Boston Globe, and the Concord Monitor.