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The Supreme Court has made the Equal Rights Amendment irrelevant
The Supreme Court has made the Equal Rights Amendment irrelevant

As if the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation weren’t enough of a 1970s flashback, the Equal Rights Amendment is back in the news. The Associated Press reports that Democratic Reps. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough, and Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., are sponsoring legislation to undo a 1982 deadline for ratification of the ERA.  The ERA says: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Thirty-five of the required 38 states had ratified the  amendment between 1972 and 1977. But the ratification drive stalled and several states rescinded their ratifications. Maloney...

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