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

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

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

October 6, 2019

One Year Later: Survivors Deserve Better

I still remember vividly where I was and what I was doing when Senator Susan Collins announced that she would be supporting Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. I was in

October 3, 2019

5 Things You Should Know About the Landmark LGBTQ Cases at the Supreme Court This Month

On October 8, the Supreme Court will be hearing the cases of three people – Gerald Bostock, Donald Zarda, and Aimee Stephens – all of who were wrongly fired by their employers. Bostock and Zarda were

October 1, 2019

Five Reasons the Senate Should Reject Problematic Judicial Nominee Sarah Pitlyk

Sarah Pitlyk, Trump’s latest pick for a lifetime seat on one of the district courts of Missouri, is a stark reminder that our courts have been radicalized with extreme nominees who have no business being on

September 11, 2019

Five Things You Should Know About Second Circuit Nominee Steven Menashi

Steven Menashi is Trump’s latest pick for a lifetime position as a judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Nominated by Trump in August, Republicans are trying to rush him through the nominations process so

September 5, 2019

McConnell’s Steamrolling of Trump Judges = More Ripping Away of Our Rights

Before the Senate left for August recess, Mitch McConnell attempted to push through 19 Trump judicial nominees. He was successful in confirming 13 of the 19 and is expected to continue this rampage of confirmation when