Reed v Reed: 40 yrs since equal protection for women
Nov 17, 2011
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
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Reed v. Reed at 40: Equal Protection and Women’s Rights Forty years ago and for the first time in the Fourteenth Amendment's 103-year history, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that its Equal Protection Clause protected women's rights. Where do constitutional protections stand today?
Featuring special guest: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was the principal author of the brief on behalf of the plaintiff in Reed v. Reed.
The esteemed panel will be moderated by NPR’s legal affairs correspondent, Nina Totenberg, and will include:
- Jacqueline Berrien, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Marcia Greenberger, Co-President of the National Women’s Law Center
- Earl Maltz, Professor at Rutgers University Law School, Camden
- Nina Pillard, Professor at Georgetown Law University
This event is co-sponsored by:
- American University Washington College of Law,
- George Washington University Law School,
- Georgetown University Law Center,
- Howard University School of Law,
- National Women's Law Center,
- The University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law,
- and the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia.