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

May 29, 2019

Abortion Is Under Attack Again – In Indiana, Missouri, and the Supreme Court

Yesterday morning, the Supreme Court announced that it was reversing a lower court’s decision striking down an Indiana law that imposes burdensome restrictions on abortion providers and intrudes upon a person’s ability to seek compassionate abortion

May 15, 2019

The Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary Deserves Better Than Wendy Vitter

This Friday marks the 65th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education. This unanimous decision held unconstitutional the explicit and intentional racial segregation of public institutions including public schools. While there are still

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

November 13, 2017

A Tax Plan That Hurts Women and Families

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

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