ABA, Georgetown Law Journal team up for special edition on 19th Amendment

To mark the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the ABA Commission on the 19th Amendment and the Georgetown Law Journal have published a special edition commemorating the anniversary.

Articles in the publication address the 19th Amendment as it pertains to women’s rights, the intersectionality of gender and race, marriage equality and voting rights.

U.S. Court of Appeals Judge M. Margaret McKeown, Ninth Circuit, the chair of the ABA Commission on the 19th Amendment, contributed the Foreword.

The issue also includes an excerpted transcript of a discussion on the amendment’s implications between U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Judge McKeown at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., in February.

“The ABA Commission on the 19th Amendment is educating the public about how the ratification of the amendment changed the course of our democracy, how those who fought for women’s right to vote never gave up, and how the fight for gender equity continues today,” ABA President Judy Perry Martinez said. “This special issue of the Georgetown Law Journal, which shines a spotlight on the progress made over the last 100 years on voting rights and women’s rights and the work still to be done, is a must read for all who care about the future of our nation and the role of women in achieving its full potential.”

“We are thankful to our authors for writing creative pieces and to Justice Ginsburg for her graciousness in allowing us to publish her remarks,” said Grace Paras, editor-in-chief of the journal. “I hope that these reflections on the 19th Amendment shed light on how far we have come, and how much further we must go, to achieve social and political progress for women and people of color.”

The issue is part of the ABA’s year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

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