Justice Ginsburg maintains her position that the deadline to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment has passed
Earlier this year, Virginia purported to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. According to ERA supporters, Virginia was the 38th state to ratify. As a result, 3/4 of the states have voted to ratify, and a new 28th Amendment should become part of the Constitution.
The status of Virginia’s ratification is now pending in several courts. Alabama, joined by Louisiana and South Dakota, filed suit in the Northern District of Alabama. They argued that the ratification deadline has already passed. The Office of Legal Counsel has weighed in, and also concluded that the deadline has already passed. Another suit was filed in the District of Massachusetts, arguing that the ratification is proper. And Virginia, joined by several other states, sued in the District for the District of
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