Saturday, June 2, 2007

Women's Equality Amendment "Still Not Likely"

Via Feminist Law Prof Bridget Crawford:

A headline in this week’s ABA Journal eReport labels the Women’s Equality Amendment, previously blogged here, as “Still Not Likely.”  In the article, Nate Persily at the University of Pennsylvania Law School says, “Most of the guarantees people thought an ERA would grant have come to pass because of judicial decree.”  Feminist Law Prof Deborah Rhode says that the proposed amendment, “would be more a catalyst than a source of change,” and that “[i]t’s not going to adequately address fundamental inequalities that exist, but to the extent that it exposes sexist underpinnings and sex-based inequalities that remain, it serves as an important political event.”

I doubt that this amendment will withstand the political process.

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