October 23, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett Will Take Away Your Rights, With a Smile

After the first week of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings, Trump’s allies patted themselves on the back for pulling off quite the charade and putting forward a nominee who would fulfill their wildest dreams. They waxed on about Barrett’s “character” and worked aggressively to frame her in the context of her home, family

October 14, 2020

Translating Three Dangerous Signals That Barrett Sent Yesterday

Although Judge Barrett repeatedly attempted to punt questions about her judicial record and philosophy, the answers she did provide illuminate the dangerous positions she would take on the Supreme Court. On several occasions, she used words

October 13, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett Threatens a Lifetime of Harm to Sexual Assault Survivors

There is no question that Amy Coney Barrett would be a dangerous, “fundamentally cruel” addition to the Supreme Court. Her past decisions as a judge on the Seventh Circuit have already eviscerated protections for many vulnerable communities. If she is confirmed, she would have even more power to cause a lifetime

October 13, 2020

Confirming Amy Coney Barrett Would Hurt Women’s Economic Security

This week, the Senate is holding hearings on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. By now, you probably already know that Barrett’s nomination puts our reproductive rights, health

December 5, 2019

Here’s Why We Won’t Clap for Every Woman in Leadership: On the Confirmation of Extremist Sarah Pitlyk

Madeline Albright famously said, “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” While supporting women leadership is important, it’s equally important to call-out behavior that is harmful to women, even if

October 13, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett Threatens the Rights of LGBTQ+ People

The Trump administration has consistently undermined the movement for LGBTQ+ equality. Over the past four years, the administration has opposed the Equality Act, implemented a ban against transgender service members, and engaged in consistent efforts to roll back civil rights protections in housing, health care, education, and the workplace.

October 9, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett Chose Power and Privilege… Over All of Us

On September 26, while the COVID-19 pandemic raged on, hundreds of people filed into the White House Rose Garden, mask–less, bumping fists, and even hugging one another. Seated shoulder to shoulder, they were in the Rose Garden to see the President formally announce his nominee to the Supreme Court, Amy

September 25, 2020

If You Care About Child Care, You Should Care About the Supreme Court Fight

When I want to send myself into a burning rage, I think about how it’s taken Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell six months (and counting) to get additional relief funding to families and child care providers, and merely an hour to announce that a nominee will receive a vote on

September 22, 2020

200,000 Reasons a SCOTUS Nomination Must Wait

While the crowds gathered outside the Supreme Court all weekend were mourning the loss of one life, the masks on our faces were a constant reminder we were also in mourning for thousands upon thousands of

August 20, 2020

Entities Claiming Religious Objections Cannot Use Taxpayer Dollars to Deny Foster Care Services to Same-Sex Couples

Imagine a person walks into City Hall and wants a contract and payment to take over operation and upkeep of a city park. The person says that because of their religious objections, they will not let Black people, Jews, or Queer folks use

August 20, 2020

NWLC Files Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court in the Case of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

The National Women’s Law Center, along with our law firm partner Dentons and 35 additional civil rights and gender justice organizations filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the City of Philadelphia and

July 9, 2020

Pregnancy and Abortion Access Déjà Vu

Almost two years ago, in the last trimester of my first pregnancy, I sat down to write a blog about Brett Kavanaugh, who, at the time, was a nominee to the Supreme Court. His nomination and confirmation hearings, particularly what his judgeship and a more

July 8, 2020

State of Uncertainty: SCOTUS Decision on DACA

Three years ago, the Trump administration announced its intention to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program brought hints of normalcy and stability to the lives of 700,000 individuals, including myself. That