The Equal Rights Amendment is likely dead. At Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s hand.

Equal Rights Amendment

Ruth Bader Ginsburg would like to see the Equal Rights Amendment get a fresh start.[1] With the strong qualification that the lawsuits surrounding the ratification process[2] have not yet reached the Supreme Court, this is likely a death knell for the amendment.[3]

I have updated my relevant blog post entitled, “Equal Rights for women in the U.S. Maybe. Someday.

Ian Millhiser, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg probably just dealt a fatal blow to the Equal Rights Amendment,” Vox, February 11, 2020, https://www.vox.com/2020/2/11/21133029/ruth-bader-ginsburg-equal-rights-amendment-supreme-court


Darfur

The Sudanese government and rebels have agreed to hand over suspects wanted by the International Criminal Court, a top official said. The ICC wants former President Omar al-Bashir, but the army opposes his extradition. . . .

The Hague-based ICC wants al-Bashir on war crimes and genocide charges related to the Darfur conflict in the 2000s that killed hundreds of thousands of people through war and starvation. The first warrant against him was issued in 2009, while he was still in office, followed by a second in 2010.[4]

An issue I recall being raised while Omar al-Bashir was still in power was a perception that the International Criminal Court only prosecuted suspects from developing countries. This casts the Court in the role of a colonizer and makes Barack Obama’s 1) refusal to prosecute Bush administration war crimes, and 2) embrace and extension of those policies all the more outrageous.

Jason Burke and Zeinab Mohammed Salih, “Sudan signals it may send former dictator Omar al-Bashir to ICC,” Guardian, February 11, 2020, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/11/sudan-says-it-will-send-former-dictator-omar-al-bashir-to-icc

Deutschewelle, “Sudan ex-leader Omar al-Bashir headed to International Criminal Court?” February 11, 2020, https://www.dw.com/en/sudan-ex-leader-omar-al-bashir-headed-to-international-criminal-court/a-52339639


  1. [1]Ian Millhiser, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg probably just dealt a fatal blow to the Equal Rights Amendment,” Vox, February 11, 2020, https://www.vox.com/2020/2/11/21133029/ruth-bader-ginsburg-equal-rights-amendment-supreme-court
  2. [2]Patricia Sullivan, “Herring, other attorneys general file lawsuit demanding ERA ratification,” Washington Post, January 30, 2020, https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/era-lawsuit-herring/2020/01/30/027eb956-42dc-11ea-aa6a-083d01b3ed18_story.html
  3. [3]Ian Millhiser, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg probably just dealt a fatal blow to the Equal Rights Amendment,” Vox, February 11, 2020, https://www.vox.com/2020/2/11/21133029/ruth-bader-ginsburg-equal-rights-amendment-supreme-court
  4. [4]Deutschewelle, “Sudan ex-leader Omar al-Bashir headed to International Criminal Court?” February 11, 2020, https://www.dw.com/en/sudan-ex-leader-omar-al-bashir-headed-to-international-criminal-court/a-52339639