March 19, 2017

Reported Gorsuch Statements Show Disqualifying Disregard for Women’s Workplace Rights

In a just-released letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a former student of Judge Gorsuch has alleged that last year, in the Legal Ethics and Professionalism course he taught at the University of Colorado, Judge Gorsuch

March 22, 2017

NWLC Issues Report on Judge Gorsuch’s Record on Women’s Legal Rights

Today, NWLC released its report on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s record on women’s legal rights.  President Trump’s nomination of Judge Gorsuch followed his repeated and unprecedented commitments as to the kind of individual he would nominate as a

March 22, 2017

ACA Repeal Bill Relies on Stereotypes to Punish Poor Families

Late Monday night, as part of their fast-track effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), some members of the House of Representatives Rules Committee revealed a final package of changes—known as “The Manager’s Amendment”—to the

March 21, 2017

She Inspires Me: Misty Copeland

As a woman of color, the months of February and March hold a very special place in my heart because I get to celebrate phenomenal people in history who represent the two most important parts of

March 21, 2017

Judge Gorsuch Refuses to Affirm Settled Law Prohibiting Pregnancy Discrimination

Today in his confirmation hearing, when questioned about allegations that he previously suggested women manipulate employers by failing to disclose their plans to become pregnant, Judge Gorsuch refused to say that he believed it would be

March 7, 2017

What Does the Supreme Court’s Order in the Trans Discrimination Case Mean?

We got some bad news yesterday: the Supreme Court has sent G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board, a case about trans students’ rights, back down to the appellate court for reconsideration. The case was scheduled to

March 20, 2017

Wins for Women in Texas and Mississippi Illustrate the Supreme Court’s Importance to Women

In June 2016 – in the case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt – the Supreme Court struck down two Texas abortion restrictions that, under the guise of protecting women’s health, specifically targeted abortion and abortion

March 20, 2017

Confirmation Hearings for Neil Gorsuch Start Today

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court begin.  Senators are expected to give opening statements today, beginning with Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein

March 19, 2017

Reported Gorsuch Statements Show Disqualifying Disregard for Women’s Workplace Rights

In a just-released letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a former student of Judge Gorsuch has alleged that last year, in the Legal Ethics and Professionalism course he taught at the University of Colorado, Judge Gorsuch

March 17, 2017

#WinsForWomen: New Mexico and Maryland State Houses Pass Protections for Women Workers

With two exciting workplace equality bills being voted out of state House chambers this week, I am left wondering if a woman’s place is in the “House,” after all. (Har har. Sorry bad pun!) New Mexico

March 17, 2017

Donald Trump’s Budget Leaves Vulnerable Families Out in the Cold

President Donald Trump seems to think that making “America First” means putting families out in the cold. The Trump “skinny budget” lacks the detail found in a full budget and fails to discuss his plans on

March 17, 2017

President Trump’s “Skinny Budget”: Putting Women’s Health Last

While short on details, the “Skinny Budget” released yesterday—touching just one-third of the overall budget—made clear that health care was not a top priority in putting “America First.” Instead, the Budget limits federal investment in critical

March 17, 2017

#WorstTBTEver: When Women Had Nowhere to Turn for Maternity Coverage

Some Members of Congress are continuing to barrel ahead with their attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Even after the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that the American Health Care Act – the budget

March 16, 2017

She Inspires Me: Zadie Smith

In honor of Women’s History Month, we present “She Inspires Me,” a series celebrating women whose current contributions to social, political, and cultural life are making history in the present. One week and one day after