Carol Platt Liebau: The Roberts Silliness Never Ends

Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Roberts Silliness Never Ends

Here's another example: An AP story purporting to tell us how John Roberts disparaged state efforts to enforce equal rights for women.

The payoff for such a headline? A throwaway sentence in a memo, about whether it's really for the public good that a woman (who was a teacher) has become a lawyer.

Maybe Judge Roberts should ask his wife -- and how much animus can he have against female lawyers, seeing that he married one?

As a female lawyer myself, I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would deem this to be news.

Oh -- and by the way -- it makes a great deal of difference what "state efforts" the judge opposed. One can't help suspect that it's more likely that he was opposing comparable worth legislation than equal wage laws . . . not that the press is really helping make that distinction clear.

And if the feminists are intent on being indignant about something, maybe they should check out the statements and insinuations of Howard Dean and Hillary Clinton, respectively -- suggesting that women were better off under Saddam Hussein. Sure, if you don't mind little things like rape rooms.


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