The Equal Rights Amendment: Back for an Encore Performance?

By Gail Heriot
March 20, 2008
The ERA is back—or, at least, so we are told. On March 27, 2007, a group of Congressional Democrats—including Senators Edward Kennedy and Barbara Boxer and Representatives Carolyn Maloney and James Leach—announced with great fanfare a renewed eff ort to pass the formerly-defunct proposal. “Elections have  consequences, and isn’t it true those consequences are good right now?” Senator Boxer asked a cheering audience of ERA supporters at the Capitol Hill press conference....