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New York Times - Barbaro, M. (2007, April 28). In apparel, all tariffs aren’t created equal.

In January 2007, nearly eight years after Michael first conceived of the case challenging gender-based customs duties as an equal protection violation, he files it with the U.S. Court of International Trade.  In April 2007, the New York Times interviews Michael and publishes a front-page article covering the case.  The article observes that “the fees tacked onto clothing, shoes and swimwear as they enter the country’s ports may be the last legal form of sex discrimination in the United States, approved year after year by lawmakers and passed on to consumers.”  Michael loses this case – not once, but twice.

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