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Female Soldiers Sue To Lift U.S. Combat Ban

Submitted by Cheston Catalano Two female soldiers say their careers have been hampered and their Fifth Amendment  equal protection rights are being violated. Command Sgt. Maj. Jane Baldwin and Col. Ellen Harding filed the federal lawsuit Wednesday to put an end to restrictions in combat positions “solely on the basis of sex,” The Hill reported… The litigation, filed in US District Court in Washington, names Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Army Secretary John McHugh as defendants, among others.
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Female Soldiers Sue For The Right To Fight On The Front Lines

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (2 years ago)

Two female soldiers filed a lawsuit yesterday arguing that they have the constitutional right to fight on the front lines in combat. U.S. Army reservists Jane Baldwin and Ellen Haring say that the Constitution’s guarantee of equal p... Read Post

Female soldiers sue to lift combat ban 'solely on the basis of sex'

News : Field Notes (2 years ago)

WASHINGTON -- Two female soldiers filed suit on Wednesday to scrap the U.S. military's restrictions on women in combat, claiming the policy violated their constitutional rights. Command Sergeant Major Jane Baldwin and Colonel Ellen ... Read Post

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US Politics / Liberal : Drudge Retort Weblog (2 years ago)

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