April 1, 2018

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

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

March 15, 2019

Courts Continue to Slam the Trump Administration’s Decision to Include Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

Multiple lawsuits have challenged the inclusion of a citizenship question in the 2020 Census, another court struck down the decision, and the Supreme Court will even take up the issue. It’s a lot over one short

March 12, 2019

Bathroom Restrictions on Transgender Students Violate the U.S. Constitution and Title IX

At NWLC, we’re committed to fighting back against sex discrimination in schools, workplaces, and elsewhere. That’s why we’re proud to highlight two recent amicus briefs that we filed in support of transgender students and their counsel

November 13, 2017

A Tax Plan That Hurts Women and Families

February 14, 2019

Five Things You Should Know About D.C. Circuit Nominee Neomi Rao

Neomi Rao is Trump’s pick for a lifetime position on the D.C. Circuit. Rao has been in the spotlight recently because of her appalling writings that range from rape apologist pieces from college to defending the

February 12, 2019

A Big Win at the Fourth Circuit: Employers Can Be on the Hook for Workplace Sexual Rumors

Update: In a 2-1 decision, the Fourth Circuit panel set precedent by reviving a lawsuit against the University of Mary Washington for failing to address anonymous online harassment of female students. The Court held that the female

February 7, 2019

New Year, Same Terrible Judicial Nominations

Recently, Trump renominated 51 judicial nominees who did not make it past the confirmation finish line before the end of the last Congress. Many of these nominees had a litany of problems with their nomination including

January 15, 2019

Five Things You Should Know About Attorney General Nominee William Barr

President Trump has nominated Former Attorney General William Barr to be the next attorney general. As the nation’s chief law enforcement official, the Attorney General is responsible for defending important statutory and constitutional protections that are

November 30, 2018

Save Our Courts, Save Our Democracy: Owning the Win

Since the Kavanaugh confirmation, we’ve continued to fight for fair-minded judges. Although the sheer number of Trump judges in the pipeline may feel incredibly daunting and hopeless, sometimes we need to sit and relish in our

November 9, 2018

Save Our Courts, Save Our Democracy: The Election Edition

The elections results are in! This election has been a historic moment for women. Over 100 women secured a seat in Congress, and women of color broke barriers all night. As we reflect on the 2018

October 26, 2018

Save Our Courts, Save Our Democracy: Why We Must Fight Trump Nominees and These Sham Hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee leadership continued their quest to pack the courts with extreme Trump judges this week. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals nominee, Eric Miller- another

October 17, 2018

Our Fight for the Judiciary Is More Important Than Ever

Unfortunately, Brett Kavanaugh is now the newest Supreme Court justice, but our fight for a fair and impartial judiciary is not over. Only a small fraction of cases are heard by the Supreme Court. This means