The Proposed Twenty Seventh Amendment: A Brief, Supportive Comment

Washington University Law Quarterly, Vol. 1979, No. 1, p. 189, 1979

William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-203

17 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2012 Last revised: 29 Dec 2014

See all articles by William W. Van Alstyne

William W. Van Alstyne

Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

Date Written: January 1, 1979

Abstract

Looking at the history of the Bill of Rights, this critique supports the ratification of the proposed Twenty-Seventh Amendment, ensuring equal rights among the sexes. While the meaning and interpretation of the Amendment may not yet be clearly defined, this article argues that the same is true for most amendments to the Constitution, yet constitutional law has still greatly benefited from their inclusion.

Keywords: Equal Right Amendment

Suggested Citation

Van Alstyne, William W. and Van Alstyne, William W., The Proposed Twenty Seventh Amendment: A Brief, Supportive Comment (January 1, 1979). Washington University Law Quarterly, Vol. 1979, No. 1, p. 189, 1979, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-203, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1983261

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