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Sveen v. Melin


The Pension Rights Center, the Women’s Law Project, and twelve other organizations filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case Sveen v. Melin on February 28, 2018. The brief argues that state laws requiring insurance policies and IRAs to automatically take ex-spouses off of accounts when a couple divorces are unconstitutional. ‎The brief also contends that, while such state laws technically apply equally to men and women, women are more vulnerable in retirement because they typically have fewer resources, assets, and savings and that divorce exacerbates this vulnerability.

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