For centuries, the Supreme Court has been zealously opining on whether or not women are fit to practice law, tend bar, work a 10-hour day, support their families, use birth control, or terminate their pregnancies. For most of that time, women influenced that debate only if they were married to a justice. The presence for the first time of three women on the Supreme Court may not reshape constitutional law in any profound way. It may not even change the court. But as the justices continue to decide cases that affect the ways in which women are educated, hired, compensated, and afforded control over their bodies, maybe it’s high time there were three voices at the table with actual experience in the field."
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