22222222ERA Coalition statement on the decision in the case of Illinois v Ferriero
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, the ERA Coalition released the following statement from our Legal Task Force chair and board member Linda Coberly, in response to the decision on Illinois v Ferriero:
We’re disappointed in the court’s ruling. But we note that the ruling does not resolve the issue of the time limit. It simply notes that the dispute about the time limit stands in the way of finding a ‘clear and indisputable right,’ as would be necessary for the specific relief sought in the lawsuit. Ultimately, the decision leaves the issue squarely in the hands of Congress. And just this morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on the issue. Congress has the power to act, and it should act now.