April 1, 2018

Stacking the Bench: Trump’s Dangerous Judicial Nominees

Federal courts decide legal rights and principles of critical importance to women, including the right to privacy, equal protection, anti-discrimination protections at work and at school, and protections for health and safety. Federal judges’ interpretation of

May 23, 2018

The Trump-Pence Administration’s Priority is Crystal Clear – Controlling Our Bodies

Last night, the Trump-Pence administration released a horrific “gag rule” aimed at preventing doctors and other health care providers that serve low-income people from discussing abortion with their patients. By going after Title X-funded providers, this

May 14, 2018

Why We Need to Dash Wendy Vitter’s Dystopian Dream

There was a time when judicial nominations were boring. I’m pretty plugged in, and even I used to have trouble sitting through hearings where a bunch of nerds fielded dry questions amid ambient throat-clearing noises. Hell

April 1, 2018

Stacking the Bench: Trump’s Dangerous Judicial Nominees

Federal courts decide legal rights and principles of critical importance to women, including the right to privacy, equal protection, anti-discrimination protections at work and at school, and protections for health and safety. Federal judges’ interpretation of

March 27, 2018

NIFLA v. Becerra before the Supreme Court: Will the Court Protect Women from the Deceptive Practices of Anti-Abortion Counseling Centers?

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in NIFLA v. Becerra. In this case, anti-abortion counseling centers are challenging a California law, the Reproductive FACT Act, which was passed to counteract the deceptive practices of these

November 13, 2017

A Tax Plan That Hurts Women and Families

March 13, 2018

MA Court Ignores Reality that Women and Families will Suffer Under the Trump Administration’s Birth Control Rules

Yesterday a federal court in Massachusetts issued an opinion that dangerously underestimates the harm to women and families that will result from the Trump Administration’s efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit, which

March 5, 2018

The Trump Administration and a Federal Judge Have Allowed Wheaton College to Withhold Birth Control Coverage—With No Regard for the Women and Families Impacted

Update: Since the Wheaton College decision, multiple courts have issued similar troubling rulings that grant employers the ability to deny insurance coverage of birth control to their employees. A federal district judge in Chicago recently issued

March 5, 2018

Trump is Using Judicial Nominations to Advance His Anti-Woman, Anti-LGBTQ Agenda

The Trump Administration has made it clear that it will do whatever it can in order to allow personal beliefs to dictate patient access to health care. Most recently, they created a new office for discrimination

February 27, 2018

NWLC Argues That Discrimination Against LGBTQ Individuals Is Sex Discrimination That Violates Missouri Law

Today, we weighed in with “friend of the court” briefs in a pair of cases before the Missouri Supreme Court concerning the civil rights of LGBTQ individuals at work and in school. In R.M.A. v. Blue

February 23, 2018

Black Women Built That: Fannie Lou Hamer and Loretta Lynch

In honor of Black History Month, “Black Women Built That” is a series celebrating Black women leaders who have shaped our social, political and cultural life. Without their contributions, our country would be unrecognizable. “I’m sick

January 24, 2018

That Was Then, This Is Now: Blue Slips and Judicial Nominations

Senator Grassley, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has been riding roughshod over the Committee process over the past year. Whether it’s rushing nominees through hearings and a vote, stacking hearings with multiple Court of Appeals

January 17, 2018

We Need to Talk About the Rush of Nominees in the Senate Judiciary Committee

Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Committee plans to vote on 17 judicial nominees, along with a handful of executive branch nominees, at its executive business meeting. Yet the records of a number of these nominees are so

January 11, 2018

Four Women Senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee: Yes, Please

The Senate Judiciary Committee held its first business meeting of the year today, following the addition of Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris to the Committee. In her remarks, Senator Dianne Feinstein, the first woman ranking