34 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 232 (1965-1966)
Jane Crow and the Law: Sex Discrimination and Title VII

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Title VII
PAULI MURRAY*
MARY 0. EASTWOOD
During the 1960's, more concern for the legal status of women has been demon-
strated than at any time since the adoption of the nineteenth amendment. The
President's Commission on the Status of Women, established in December
1961,' submitted its report, American Women, to the President in October
:[963.2 The Interdepartmental Committee and Citizens' Advisory Council on
the Status of Women were established to facilitate carrying out the recommen-
dations of the President's Commission.' The Fair Labor Standards Act was
amended by the Equal Pay Act of 19634 to provide equal pay for equal work
without discrimination on the basis of sex. At the direction of the President,
the Civil Service Commission has prescribed a policy of non-discrimination
in federal employment.5 President Johnson has made special efforts to seek
out qualified women for responsible executive positions. Three human rights
*Senior Fellow, Yale Law School %963-%965. B.A., Hunter College; LL.B., Howard Univer-
sity; LL.M., University of California; J.S.D., Yale University.
Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Justice. B.S., LL.B., University of Wisconsin. The
views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the De-
partment of Justice.
:. Exec. Order No. 10980, 26 Fed. Reg. i2059 (:961).
2. The reports of the Commission's seven committees and a report on four consultations
were also published and are available at the Women's Bureau, U.S. Dep't of Labor, or at the
United States Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C.
3. Exec. Order No. %1126, 28 Fed. Reg. -1-1717 (x963), as amended by Exec. Order No.
1122%, 30 Fed. Reg. 6427 (1965).
4. 77 Stat. 56 (%963), 29 U.S.C.  206(d) (1964).
5- U.S. Civil Serv. Comm'n, Federal Personnel Manual ch. 713-6---713-8 (1963).
December 1965 Vol. 34 No. 2

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