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

Click here to watch the video of the Reed v. Reed at 40 panelForty 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.