by Nancy Ratzan

It’s Still the Supreme Court

It’s the Supreme Court, Stupid!” That’s the button a lot of women wore in 2000, and it hasn’t gone out of style. In the heat of the recent primaries, the Supreme Court just recently ruled that an Indiana law requiring voters to produce a photo ID at the polling place was not an undue burden, although we know acquiring such an ID if you are, for example, a mother working two jobs, caring for a family, and just barely getting by is a hardship akin to a poll tax. The Supreme Court’s apparent inability to comprehend this truth is a reflection of how far from the American reality this Court has strayed. And last summer, in a 5-4 decision, the Court disregarded decades of precedent by interpreting the 1964 Equal Employment Opportunity Act to deprive Lily Ledbetter of back pay for ongoing sex discrimination.

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