Reed v. Reed at 40: Equal Protection and Women’s Rights

orty years ago, Reed v. Reed was the first case in which the  Supreme Court applied the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution to  strike down a law that discriminated on the basis of sex. On November  17, 2011, this historic case was marked with a special panel discussion  about the past and future of women’s legal rights under the Equal  Protection Clause, featuring special guest speaker Justice Ruth Bader  Ginsburg.

The panel, moderated by NPR’s legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, included:

  • Jacqueline Berrien, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Earl Maltz, Professor at Rutgers University Law School, Camden
  • Emily Martin, Vice President and General Counsel, National Women’s Law Center
  • Nina Pillard, Professor at Georgetown Law University

Event sponsors: 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.

Click here to watch the recording of the Reed v. Reed at 40 panel.