Equal Rights Amendment Advocates Strike Out At 1st Circ.

By Hailey Konnath (June 29, 2021, 11:22 PM EDT) -- The First Circuit refused Tuesday to revive a suit against the U.S. archivist over his refusal to publish and certify the Equal Rights Amendment, agreeing with a Massachusetts federal court that the advocacy groups that brought the action don't have standing to challenge that decision.

The three-judge panel rejected the Equal Means Equal's and The Yellow Roses' contention that the district court had erred in throwing out their lawsuit, which argues that the proposed constitutional amendment guaranteeing protection from sex discrimination is now part of the U.S. Constitution. 

In particular, the panel shot down the groups' contention that because their individual...

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