September 11, 2019

Five Things You Should Know About Second Circuit Nominee Steven Menashi

Steven Menashi is Trump’s latest pick for a lifetime position as a judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Nominated by Trump in August, Republicans are trying to rush him through the nominations process so

October 16, 2019

Reasons to Hold Onto Hope in the Three Recent LGBTQ Workers’ Rights Cases at the Supreme Court

When I left home and headed to the U.S. Supreme Court early on the morning of October 8, 2019, I was excited to be in the courtroom during the oral arguments for three important LGBTQ workers’

October 15, 2019

Courts Halt Final “Public Charge” Rule

On Friday, federal courts in three states blocked implementation of the final “public charge” regulation issued by the Department of Homeland Security. Just as a reminder, this is the final rule that would make immigrant families

October 10, 2019

Your Right to Abortion Before the Supreme Court: What You Need to Know June Medical Services v. Gee

nbsp; On Friday, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Gee. Here’s a quick overview of what you need to know. What case is about: June Medical Services

October 6, 2019

One Year Later: Survivors Deserve Better

I still remember vividly where I was and what I was doing when Senator Susan Collins announced that she would be supporting Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was in

October 3, 2019

5 Things You Should Know About the Landmark LGBTQ Cases at the Supreme Court This Month

On October 8, the Supreme Court will be hearing the cases of three people – Gerald Bostock, Donald Zarda, and Aimee Stephens – all of who were wrongly fired by their employers. Bostock and Zarda were

October 1, 2019

Five Reasons the Senate Should Reject Problematic Judicial Nominee Sarah Pitlyk

Sarah Pitlyk, Trump’s latest pick for a lifetime seat on one of the district courts of Missouri, is a stark reminder that our courts have been radicalized with extreme nominees who have no business being on

September 11, 2019

Five Things You Should Know About Second Circuit Nominee Steven Menashi

Steven Menashi is Trump’s latest pick for a lifetime position as a judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Nominated by Trump in August, Republicans are trying to rush him through the nominations process so

September 5, 2019

McConnell’s Steamrolling of Trump Judges = More Ripping Away of Our Rights

Before the Senate left for August recess, Mitch McConnell attempted to push through 19 Trump judicial nominees. He was successful in confirming 13 of the 19 and is expected to continue this rampage of confirmation when

May 29, 2019

Abortion Is Under Attack Again – In Indiana, Missouri, and the Supreme Court

Yesterday morning, the Supreme Court announced that it was reversing a lower court’s decision striking down an Indiana law that imposes burdensome restrictions on abortion providers and intrudes upon a person’s ability to seek compassionate abortion

May 15, 2019

The Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary Deserves Better Than Wendy Vitter

This Friday marks the 65th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education. This unanimous decision held unconstitutional the explicit and intentional racial segregation of public institutions including public schools. While there are still

April 11, 2019

We Need to Talk About the Shady Situation in the Sixth Circuit Court

What do state efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell’s obstructionist tactics, and President Trump’s horrible judicial nominations all have in common? A whole lot, it turns out. Last month, a majority of the

April 3, 2019

Mitch McConnell Is Changing Senate Rules to Push Through Trump’s Nominees

nbsp; Yesterday, the Senate Republicans tried to force through a rule change that slashes the time for Senators to discuss and consider a nominee for federal district judge or a sub-cabinet post from 30 hours to