March 18, 2020

Why Our Lawsuit to Protect Workers’ Civil Rights Means Defending a Trump Agency

Today, National Women’s Law Center filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit that tech giant Oracle brought against the US Department of Labor (DOL) and its Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). OFCCP enforces the civil

March 2, 2020

Three Things You Should Know About Judicial Nominee Cory Wilson

In the upcoming weeks, the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote to advance Trump’s latest extreme judicial pick, Cory Wilson. Cory Wilson is an extreme ideologue whose anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-health care record should be

February 19, 2020

Trump’s Takeover of the Eleventh Circuit: Three Reasons Why It Matters for Abortion Rights

As the country rebuilds after the sham impeachment trial, Trump and the Senate have already resumed business as usual confirming their extreme judges. Last week, Trump, with the help of the Republican-controlled Senate, confirmed his SIXTH

January 22, 2020

In Huge Win, Federal Court Allows Birth Control Case Against Notre Dame and Trump to Proceed – One Day Before SCOTUS Sets Its Sights on Birth Control.

NWLC and its partners Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Center for Reproductive Rights, law firms Fried Frank and Macey Swanson, and client Irish 4 Reproductive Health received a major win Thursday in our

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

January 17, 2020

Let’s Stop Trump’s Backwards Vision for the Circuit Courts

Trump is remaking our federal courts – and we are fed up with it. In just three years, the Senate has confirmed 50 Trump judges into lifetime seats on the circuit courts. These judges now make

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

December 4, 2019

Abortion and Equality: What’s at Stake in the Supreme Court Case June Medical v. Gee

This week, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), alongside law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, submitted an amicus, or “friend-of-the-court” brief, in the U.S. Supreme Court case June Medical v. Gee.  We were joined by a

November 8, 2019

We Won Our Lawsuit: Another Loss for the Trump-Pence Administration, Another Victory for Patients’ Rights and the Rule of Law

The National Women’s Law Center teamed up with lawyers from Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Democracy Forward Foundation, and the firm Covington & Burling to represent Planned Parenthood in a lawsuit brought in federal court in

October 24, 2019

Trump’s Refusal of Care Rule: We Took Him to Court, Here’s What You Need to Know

UPDATE: VICTORY!!! On November 6, the federal court in New York ruled to strike down the refusal of care rule in its entirety. The following day, a federal court in Washington state did the same. The

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