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Ruth Bader Ginsburg probably just dealt a fatal blow to the Equal Rights Amendment
Vox ^ | February 11, 2020 | Ian Millhiser

Posted on 02/11/2020 2:49:01 PM PST by fwdude

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To: gibsonguy
Actually, RBG was firing a warning shot at the crazies on the Left, telling them not to waste their time and political capital on something this futile. Neither RBG nor anyone else on the Court wishes to relitigate Dillon after a century.
21 posted on 02/11/2020 3:27:47 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill & Publius available at Amazon.)
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To: gibsonguy

Make that: would be catastrophic


22 posted on 02/11/2020 3:29:36 PM PST by gibsonguy
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To: goldstategop

The Democrat Party cares not on whit about laws. And is adept at ignoring them to get what it wants.


23 posted on 02/11/2020 3:35:49 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: Publius

Thanks for that explanation!


24 posted on 02/11/2020 3:40:31 PM PST by FrdmLvr (They never thought she would lose.)
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To: fwdude

Well, for whatever reason, she’s right here.

How do you extend the deadline, then cover for the five states that withdrew their support?

If anything is to happen, they do need to start over.

IMO < the Constitution already provides grounds for equal rights. I don’t like to see special interest groups pile on things as if they are new, when they aren’t.


25 posted on 02/11/2020 3:43:23 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Time to up our FR Monthlies by 5-10%. You'll < hardly miss it and it will help.)
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To: fwdude

To argue that congress has the power to write up a constitutional amendment but not have the power to put a time limit on it, is absurd in the extreme.

They decided to place a time limit on this particular amendment. The time limit expiered in 1982. Its over.


26 posted on 02/11/2020 3:55:36 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: BlueHorseShoe
RBG was completely inappropriate to say this

I'm having trouble finding the word, "inappropriate" in the Constitution.

Can anybody help me out?

27 posted on 02/11/2020 3:57:11 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (BLACK LIVES MAGA)
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To: fwdude; All
Women actually got equal rights before the ERA was first proposed when the 19th Amendment was ratified imo.

"19th Amendment:

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."

The ERA would just give activist judges a new excuse to legislate politically correct laws from the bench.

The noise that we're now hearing concerning failed ERA is election year stunt by desperate, anti-PDJT Democrats imo.

28 posted on 02/11/2020 4:00:09 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: bert
It's not "women lose," it's "the feminists lose."

The categories are not one and the same.

29 posted on 02/11/2020 4:18:45 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.)
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To: fwdude

Every day she looks more and more like Stephen Hawking.


30 posted on 02/11/2020 4:19:35 PM PST by be-baw
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To: Publius

Very informative post. Thanks.


31 posted on 02/11/2020 4:20:09 PM PST by Cen-Tejas
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To: Publius

Great, clear analysis. Thank you.


32 posted on 02/11/2020 4:21:30 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I don’t think I understand what you’re saying. Explain please.


33 posted on 02/11/2020 4:30:03 PM PST by BlueHorseShoe
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To: fwdude

Democrats don’t care if the ERA passes, they’re just happy to use it as a talking point.


34 posted on 02/11/2020 5:22:05 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Ban Carbon Dioxide! It's twice as bad as Carbon Monoxide!!!)
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To: Publius

Clear explanation, thank you.


35 posted on 02/11/2020 5:29:40 PM PST by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but ABCNNBCBS donates every hour, every night, every day of the year.)
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To: gibsonguy

Rescind an expired time limit? Is that like telling your wife you wont go the bar that closed in 1982 again?

Since the time limit expired, all states that had actually voted to ratify need to have a redo... Tie expired for it to count.

Morons.


36 posted on 02/11/2020 5:37:37 PM PST by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War")
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To: fwdude

Gregory Watson didn’t take no for an answer when it came to ratifying an amendment first proposed in 1789. But it didn’t have an expiration date like the ERA. The passage of the 27th Amendment makes for an interesting read.


37 posted on 02/11/2020 5:44:31 PM PST by AlaskaErik
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To: Publius

“Bottom line: The ERA is dead, and nothing Congress or the courts can do will bring it back. Only by starting all over again can a new ERA be submitted by Congress to the states for ratification.”

Excellent timeline and history of this proposal.


38 posted on 02/11/2020 6:07:10 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (Chuck Schumer--giving pond scum everywhere a bad name.)
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To: fwdude

No one mentioned that 3 states later rescinded their vote for the ERA.....or is that correct?


39 posted on 02/11/2020 6:47:48 PM PST by Arlis
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To: Arlis

Actually, FIVE states rescinded their vote to approve the ERA, thank God.


40 posted on 02/11/2020 7:07:21 PM PST by fwdude (Poverty is nearly always a mindset, which can’t be cured by cash)
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