The article Ledbetter, Gender Equity and Institutional Context helps put a face and name to a pay equity case – one of the aspects of employment law discussed in Chapter 13: Employee and Employer Rights and Duties. In a well written posting, select one of the following questions to respond to:
How does the Ledbetter case highlight the challenges of legislating, implementing and litigating pay equity in the workplace?
How does Justice Ginsburg’s dissent in Ledbetter demonstrate the power and influence of an individual Supreme Court Justice and the relationship between the other branches of government?
Justice Ginsburg was the only female sitting on the Supreme Court at the time of Ledbetter. Would the legal outcome of the Ledbetter case been different, if there were other women or a majority of women serving as Supreme Court Justices? Should the gender of the Justices matter in the outcome of cases?
How do Justice Ginsburg’s career experiences as an ACLU attorney inform her dissent? Would the outcome of Ledbetter case been different, if there were other Justices whose career experiences directly applied to the case (also considering that Justice Thomas headed up the EOEC before becoming a Justice)?
Be sure your posting contains at least 6 complex and substantive sentences. At least one page double space. Use evidence to support your arguments and cite all sources.
Based on the assigned reading regarding the Constitutionality of the death penalty, write a well written posting addressing:
what Constitutional/legal arguments can be made to support the death penalty?
what Constitutional/legal arguments can be made against the death penalty? (stick to the Constitutional and legal arguments here – not personal opinion or own moral compass)
Do you think that capital punishment will be declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court (or banned via Congressional legislation) in the future? Why or why not?