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Equal Rights Amendment Backers Lose Federal Appeal in Boston

June 30, 2021, 1:50 PM

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 ...