December 6, 2017

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

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

January 11, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee Schedules Votes on Troubling Nominees

At the end of last year, a number of judicial nominations that had not been voted on by the Senate were sent back to the White House. Following their renomination last week, 17 of these nominees

November 13, 2017

A Tax Plan That Hurts Women and Families

December 15, 2017

Judiciary Committee Voting on Troubling Nominee Stuart Kyle Duncan Next Week

This week, we learned that the nomination of Jeff Mateer, who infamously referred to transgender children as part of “Satan’s plan,” will not be moving forward in the Senate. That’s great news. But the bad news

December 14, 2017

Two Controversial Judicial Nominees “Will Not Be Moving Forward”

Yesterday, the Trump Administration confirmed that the nominations of Brett Talley and Jeff Mateer will not be moving forward, a day after Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley urged the White House to reconsider those nominations. These nominees

December 13, 2017

Five Things You Should Know About Matthew Kacsmaryk

President Trump nominated Matthew Kacsmaryk to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on his nomination this morning. Here are a few

December 13, 2017

Dear Justice Willett: On Women’s and LGBTQ Rights, Your Words Matter

The record of Don Willett, Trump’s most recent pick for a lifetime appointment to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, should trouble all of us – and especially those who care about the rights of women

December 7, 2017

Troubling Judicial Nominees Rushed Through Committee

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on a number of controversial judicial nominees. They included Leonard Grasz, nominated to the Eighth Circuit, whom the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary rated unanimously “Not Qualified,” in

December 7, 2017

Leonard Grasz and Mark Norris are Not Qualified to Serve as Judges—the Senate Must Reject Them

Uphold the United States Constitution—it’s a judge’s number one job. Yet, today the Senate Judiciary Committee is considering two Trump judicial nominees, Leonard Steven Grasz, nominated to serve on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and

December 6, 2017

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

November 20, 2017

Terrible Things We Learned About Trump Judicial Nominees Last Week

As Trump’s nominees to the federal bench wind their way through the Senate confirmation process, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that there are issues. Several of the judges nominated have been rated “Not Qualified” by the nonpartisan