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'Struck' by Stereotype: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Pregnancy Discrimination as Sex Discrimination

28 Pages Posted: 17 May 2010 Last revised: 29 Dec 2014

Neil Siegel

Duke University School of Law

Reva Siegel

Yale University - Law School

Date Written: January 15, 2010

Abstract

This is an attempt at recovery. This Essay hopes to call attention to then-Professor Ruth Bader Ginsburg's merits brief in Struck v. Secretary of Defense. The brief has been under appreciated in part because the Supreme Court declined to decide the case. But anyone seeking to understand the origins and nature of Justice Ginsburg's views on sex discrimination would be well advised to read this brief. So would anyone interested in reimagining the bounds of constitutional possibility in the realm of gender equality.

Keywords: sex discrimination, Justice Ginsburg

Suggested Citation

Siegel, Neil and Siegel, Reva, 'Struck' by Stereotype: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Pregnancy Discrimination as Sex Discrimination (January 15, 2010). Duke Law Journal, Vol. 59, No. 4, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1589050

Neil Siegel (Contact Author)

Duke University School of Law ( email )

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Reva B. Siegel

Yale University - Law School ( email )

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New Haven, CT 06520-8215
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203-432-6791 (Phone)

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