:You can choose to research and attempt to formulate an answer to one of the following questions. You must present the question and make reasoned argument and evidentiary based solutions for how you think the question should be answered.
1) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court. To this day, there have been only four women appointed to the Court. She was once asked when there were would be enough women appointed to the bench. She famously answered, When there are nine. Support why Justice Ginsburg would give this answer based on her history. Additionally, why, or why not, would this be enough women on the Supreme Court based on the Courts history and past rulings? Remember to support your argument with facts and cite your evidence. Explore how, or if, gender has impacted the rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court since females were appointed. In what cases? How were the rulings impacted? Consider if there are any solutions that could be implemented to increase gender equality on Federal benches, specifically the U.S. Supreme Court.
2) Find a Supreme Court case decided before 1971 dealing with gender that would have benefitted from the application of the Equal Protection clause. How might the outcome of your chosen case been different if the Court had been willing to apply the Equal Protection clause? Discuss Reed v. Reed. In what ways was the Supreme Court persuaded in Reed v. Reed? In what ways did the Supreme Courts ruling in Reed v. Reed change the path for womens rights cases? Examine some of RBGs womens rights cases while she was a practitioner and discuss how the Court applied the Equal Protection clause to this new line of cases. Have these cases been upheld through the years? What does the future hold for this line of cases?
For this research assignment, you must write traditional research paper or choose a creative research assignment. all written work must be typed in Microsoft Word, paginated, using 12-point font, with one-inch margins, in Arial or Old Bookman font, double spaced. You must have a title page and a citation
2page, neither of these pages count toward the page length of the paper. The page length is AT LEAST FIVE pages and you must have at least FOUR scholarly sources. Sources should be cited on a separate citation page. Remember, do not use the first person in this paper. This is a research paper, not a narrative or opinion essay.