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Excerpts from “The Legal Status of Women under Federal Law”



Published on June 8, 2005

[Editor's Note: The following excerpts are taken from a document called "The Legal Status of Women under Federal Law," written by Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Brenda Feigen Fasteau as a report of the Columbia Law School Equal Rights Advocacy Project in September 1974. Links to download the report -- either specific pages or the entire document -- appear below.]


Cover

 

Cover page

 

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1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Prostitution:

 

Excerpt from p. 72

 

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2. Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Segregating Prisoners by Sex

 

Excerpt from p. 75

 

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3. Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Rights of Bigamists

 

Excerpt from pp. 190-1

 

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4. Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Boy Scouts

 

Excerpt from p. 131

 

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5. Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

 

Excerpt from p. 133

 

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COMPLETE REPORT

Click below to download the entire document. Please note: it is a large file and will take some time to download.

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