On November 17, 2011, UDC-DCSL co-sponsored Reed v. Reed at 40: Equal Protection and Women’s Rights, a panel discussion at the National Press Club on 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. This historic case was marked with a special panel discussion about the past and future state of women’s legal rights under the Equal Protection Clause, featuring special guest speaker 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
Dean Katherine S. Broderick (left), Prof. Nina Pillard (3rd from left), Emily Martin (4th from left), Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (5th from left), Prof. Earl Maltz (6th from left), Nina Totenberg (6th from right), and Jacqueline Berrien (4th from right).
The event sponsors were: 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 for more information and to watch video of the event.