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11:46:48 From J.Stephen Clark : It’s worth emphasizing that, despite the failure to ratify ERA, much of what it would have accomplished constitutionally already has been accomplished through expansive interpretation of the Equal Protection Clause in some two dozen Supreme Court decisions since 1971. It’s not clear that adding the ERA today would change much, but perhaps might cast doubt on the constitutionality of gender-based affirmative action programs, including public contracting set-asides for women-owned businesses.
11:47:53 From Mary Lynch : Great point Steve. That would make a great law review note or article and a good fure virtual panel!
11:48:05 From Mary Lynch : future
11:51:20 From Mb : yes!
11:51:20 From Ben Meyers : A link to Kate Stoneman to Kathy Katz paper that Prof. Lynch referred to: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2416785
11:54:32 From Ben Meyers : Here is a direct link to the Albany Law Review paper as well: http://www.albanylawreview.org/Articles/Vol77_2/77.2.0443%20Breger%20and%20Lynch.pdf
11:57:26 From Ben Meyers : Link to Pioneering Women Lawyers on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Pioneering-Women-Lawyers-Stoneman-Present/dp/1590319842
11:59:46 From Mb : one day!!!
12:00:34 From Mb : the same three judges!
12:08:41 From Office of Alumni Engagement Albany Law School : Mary, do we get to see your socks?
12:13:22 From Jessica Haller : hi!
12:13:31 From Jeffrey Schanz : there are a few alumni as well! thanks for joining us
12:14:44 From J.Stephen Clark : Other than Dolly Parton there aren’t many chances to give a call out to my home state Tennessee. It was the final to ratify the 19th!
12:15:18 From Amy Mangione : I would just like to say thank to everyone for putting it together!
12:15:20 From Mary Lynch : LOL!!!!!!!!! I love Dolly
12:15:37 From Alicia Pearson : Me too!!
12:15:47 From Jeffrey Schanz : fantastic Mary and all.
12:15:55 From Jessica Haller : Amazing job Professors!
12:16:00 From Alicia Pearson : thanks everyone!
12:16:07 From Thomas Hemstock : Great job, thank you!