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

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

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

March 5, 2019

We Sued the Trump Administration and Won

Update 10/29/19: In its October 29, 2019 ruling, the federal court has required the Trump Administration to continue pay data collection until the collection rate meets the appropriate percentage as argued by NWLC. The court will

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: The Fourth Circuit reversed the lower court ruling in its decision by an unanimous three-judge panel, holding that rumors that a female employee slept with her male boss to obtain promotions can give rise to her employer’s liability under Title

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