Lilly Ledbetter at the Democratic convention

Lilly Ledbetter, the woman who took her employment discrimination case to the U.S. Supreme Court before finally losing, spoke at the Democratic convention in Denver last night. It was a standard convention speech — short, a statement of grievance followed by advocacy of legislation and praise for the candidacy of Sen. Obama. The remarks are here, and CQ Politics notes how other speakers cited her case

You can’t expect policy dissection in 90 seconds, and we’ll also just point to yesterday’s post, which lays out the anti-competitive, litigation-encouraging results of legislation that claims to fix Ledbetter v. Goodyear.

Oh, yes, we’ll also take credit for getting the convention to fix the misspelling of Ledbetter’s first name on the convention agenda. Yesterday, the incorrect Lily. Today, correctly, Lilly. Still wrong here, though. More…

  • Supreme Court ruling, Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
  • NAM Key Vote letter to Senate.
  • Business Coalition letter to Senate
  • Daniel Schwartz at Overlawyered examines Ledbetter and the Paycheck Fairness Act, encouraging more discrimination lawsuits.
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