October 7, 2005
Women's Progress: a Simple Solution
The confirmation hearings of John G. Roberts Jr. certainly raised their share of contentious issues, from privacy rights to the limits of executive-branch powers. When the subject turned to the rights of working women, however, the conversation harked predictably back to a bygone era.
In response to questions from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Roberts defended his record of supporting working women. He proudly told Feinstein that he often gave woman lawyers on his staff flexible hours and