Bloomberg Law
June 30, 2021, 1:50 PM

Equal Rights Amendment Backers Lose Federal Appeal in Boston

Chris Marr
Chris Marr
Staff Correspondent

Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment lost another round in their legal battle to add it to the Constitution, as a federal appeals court dismissed their lawsuit for lack of legal standing.

Advocacy groups Equal Means Equal and The Yellow Roses, plus Massachusetts plaintiff Katherine Weitbrecht, are seeking a court order recognizing the ERA as the 28th Amendment and ordering U.S. Archivist David Ferriero to publish it. The plaintiffs failed to show they suffered a concrete injury caused by Ferriero’s refusal to publish the ERA, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled on ...