Supreme Court Shows Vulnerability with Close Decisions
Liu, Elizabeth, National NOW Times
During the last term of the 20th century, the Supreme Court made it clear that women's equal rights still need to be guaranteed in our Constitution.
The Supreme Court's ruling that the civil remedy provision of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was unconstitutional is a sharp reminder that the 14th Amendment does not provide a sufficient guarantee of equal protection for women.
Although NOW activists celebrated victories in an abortion rights case, which overturned a state abortion procedures ban, NOW was disappointed that the court ruled in favor of discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The close margin of 5-4 in all three of these cases, coupled with …
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Publication information: Article title: Supreme Court Shows Vulnerability with Close Decisions. Contributors: Liu, Elizabeth - Author. Magazine title: National NOW Times. Volume: 32. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 2000. Page number: 5. © National Organization for Women, Inc. Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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