Talbots Claims 'Sexist' Tariffs Flout Constitution

Law360, New York (December 4, 2012, 8:30 PM EST) -- Women's clothing retailer The Talbots Inc. on Thursday challenged the U.S. government’s imposition of higher duties on certain imported merchandise for women than on similar goods for men, arguing such a gender-based skew is unconstitutional because it violates the due process clause.  

In a complaint filed in the U.S. Court of International Trade, Talbots claims the government hasn't shown enough proof that charging different duties for items based on the gender or the age they are intended for serves any federal goals.

Such a disparity violates...
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