For almost 100 years the aclu has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the constitution and laws of the united states shop timeline of major supreme court decisions on womens rights. The following is a list of the 10 most significant supreme court cases dealing with womens rights in the history of the united states muller v oregon 1908 while this supreme court case outcome was not exactly successful for womens rights it was a landmark case in the history of gender equality unanimously the supreme court upheld . In a unanimous decision the supreme court upheld an oregon state law limiting women to working no more than ten hours a day three years earlier in lochner v new york the court had ruled that a state could not restrict the working hours of men on the grounds that doing so would infringe on . Supreme court defends womens voting rights in washington dc the 19th amendment to the us constitution providing for female suffrage is unanimously declared constitutional by the eight . Describes the background and impact of more than 75 supreme court cases from the post civil war era throughout the 2000 term on topics such as maternity leave sexual harassment reproductive rights single sex schools child custody military service as well as discrimination in employment government benefits and property rights
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