Bloomberg Law
Oct. 13, 2020, 1:39 PMUpdated: Oct. 13, 2020, 4:17 PM

Equal Rights Amendment Denied Supreme Court Hearing for Now (1)

Chris Marr
Chris Marr
Staff Correspondent

Equal Rights Amendment supporters won’t get an immediate hearing at the U.S. Supreme Court as they fight to ensure the nearly 50-year-old proposition is added to the U.S. Constitution.

The high court on Tuesday denied an unusual direct Supreme Court petition, which would have leapfrogged a U.S. appeals court, after a federal trial court in Boston dismissed their lawsuit for lack of standing.

“The petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment is denied,” the justices said.

The case is one of the two pending in federal courts over the ERA’s drawn out, and therefore disputed, ratification. ERA supporters had ...

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