TITLE

WHAT COUNTS AS "DISCRIMINATION" IN LEDBETTER AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR SEX EQUALITY LAW

AUTHOR(S)
Brake, Deborah L.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
South Carolina Law Review;Summer2008, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p657
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. The decision is said to have a narrow understanding of sex discrimination that diminishes the strength of statutory antidiscrimination law. By limiting the category of sex discrimination acts, the Court constricts the U.S. Congress' ability to legislate under Section 5 of the 14th amendment and adds to the legal narratives that make it difficult to perceive discrimination when it occurs. It is said that the decision does little to promote gender equality.
ACCESSION #
33265051

 

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