On Friday evening, the Department of Justice filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the case by the states of Illinois and Nevada seeking force U.S. Archivist David S. Ferriero to publish the Equal Rights Amendment as part of the Constitution. The brief asks the D.C. Circuit to affirm the dismissal of the case “without resolving the ERA’s legal status.”
“AG Miyares and the Youngkin Administration are turning their backs on the voters of Virginia, who resoundingly support the ratification of the ERA as the 28th Amendment to the Constitution.”
Yesterday, 12 briefs were filed in support of the Equal Rights Amendment in the DC District Court! It’s not just the advocacy groups supporting this issue, there is a real groundswell here, including constitutional scholars, corporations, and others.
Advocates File Amicus Brief in Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Nevada, Illinois, Virginia State Attorneys General Case to Force Archivist to Publish ERA
Nevada, Illinois, Virginia State Attorneys General File Opening Brief in Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Case to Force Archivist to Publish ERA
Democratic Attorneys General Kwame Raoul of Illinois, Aaron Ford of Nevada, and Mark Herring of Virginia filed their notice of appeal yesterday to a recent lower court decision that dismissed their court case, Virginia, et al v Ferriero, from March. Ferriero could compel the Archivist to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution as … Continue reading ERA Coalition Statement on the Notice of Appeal by Attorneys General in Lower Court Ruling on the ERA