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

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

May 27, 2020

Three Reasons Why You Should Socially and Judicially Distance from D.C. Circuit Court Nominee Justin Walker

Three Reasons Why You Should Socially and Judicially Distance from D.C. Circuit Court Nominee Justin Walker A couple weeks ago, we had an awful day for gender justice. The Trump administration was arguing at the Supreme

April 9, 2020

Our Fight in the Supreme Court Includes Your Stories About Birth Control

During a global pandemic, the Supreme Court will consider another attack by the Trump-Pence administration on reproductive health care, this time against the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit. Although the birth control benefit requires health

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 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

October 16, 2019

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

Update: June 15, 2020 – Victory for LGBTQ and Women Workers 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

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