Slate's Eric Posner provides a devastating rebuttal to the overwrought claims of Dahlia Lithwick about the misnamed Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. He leaves out an important argument, which I noted for the Justice Talking blog: existing law, the Equal Pay Act, already permits lawsuits with a longer statute of limitations than 180 days, and Ledbetter's suit failed because she used the wrong statute.
Eric Posner on Ledbetter Act
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