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Today’s Constitution Day, a holiday since 1952 commemorating that day in 1787 that the founding fathers signed the Constitution. It’s the kind of thing that law school types really get off on, for fairly self-explanatory reasons.

Anyway, the ERA Project at Columbia Law School — a law and policy think tank to develop academically rigorous research, policy papers, & expert guidance on the Equal Rights Amendment — has taken a slightly different approach. For Constitution Day, and as we come upon the one-year anniversary of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing, they want to remind us that there still is not a constitutional amendment to guarantee equal treatment based on sex. Indeed, as a reminder, way back in 1787 when the Constitution was signed, it was not intended to include women. So, you know, an actual amendment about that is probably overdue.

While we’re at it, check out this Jabot podcast episode from last year that talks about the very same issue.


Kathryn Rubino is a Senior Editor at Above the Law, host of The Jabot podcast, and co-host of Thinking Like A Lawyer. AtL tipsters are the best, so please connect with her. Feel free to email her with any tips, questions, or comments and follow her on Twitter (@Kathryn1).





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