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

Reed v. Reed, 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, was decided forty years ago this week. To mark that occasion, a panel discussion about women’s legal rights under the Equal Protection Clause was held last Thursday, with special guest, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The event was cosponsored by 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, University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law, and the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

Watch the video of the event below.

Watch the Reed v. Reed panel video here.

Also, see pictures from the event below!

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