September 25, 2007

Getting “Informed Consent” Right

By Rachel Rebouche, Law FellowNational Women's Law Center The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently rejected the claim that doctors must deliver ideological, non-medical speeches to women considering an abortion in Acuna v. Turkish.  Ms. Acuna brought

September 24, 2007

What’s a little Plan B between friends? Perfectly legal, that’s what.

by Jill Morrison, Senior Counsel and Gretchen Borchelt, Senior CounselNational Women's Law Center Recently, lots of us here in Washington were wondering if there are any restrictions on sharing Plan B among women 18 and older.  For

September 21, 2007

Victory for Medical Privacy in 10th Circuit

by Gretchen Borchelt, Senior CounselNational Women's Law Center The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals this week dismissed an appeal of a case that posed a threat to adolescent health and medical privacy.  Here’s what happened:

September 19, 2007

Back to the Bad Ole’ Days?

By Fatima Goss Graves, Senior CounselNational Women's Law Center Less than three months after the Supreme Court’s disappointing decision in two school integration cases, an Alabama school district is already taking steps that stand to further segregate

September 14, 2007

The High Risk of Low Prices

by Cristina Martin Firvida, Director of Government Affairs and Senior CounselNational Women's Law Center Two events took place this Wednesday morning, seemingly unrelated, but in reality representing two sides of the same coin. After ninteen years of

September 13, 2007

Spring Forecast: Tax Cuts Are So Yesterday?

by Cristina Martin Firvida, Director of Government Affairs and Senior CounselNational Women's Law Center In case you do not follow this sort of thing, it’s Fashion Week in New York,that magical time twice yearly when vanity wrestles

September 12, 2007

A Better Deal for Women

by Melanie Ross Levin In 1932, President Roosevelt promised “a new deal for the American people.”  Part of that deal included Unemployment Insurance that provided vital temporary income support to workers who are laid off or must

September 11, 2007

For a Change, Justice Is Done

by Dina Lassow Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit reversed a terrible decision of the district court, and ruled that the plaintiffs in a long-running Title IX sexual harassment case, Simpson v.

September 7, 2007

Pet Trusts and Tax Cuts:An argument against repealing the estate tax

By Kristina Gupta Leona Helmsley, a billionaire hotel operator and real estate investor, died on August 20th, leaving $12 million in a trust fund for her dog, Trouble. Helmsley also left millions for her brother and two

September 6, 2007

SCHIP and kids health care: time is running short …

by Lisa Codispoti

September 4, 2007

On Labor Day, Workers Still Not Treated Equitably

By Taryn Wilgus Null Yesterday, our nation celebrated Labor Day, which honors the achievements and contributions of American workers.  Unfortunately, not all workers receive the same treatment and respect.  As we honor workers, it is vital that