July 3, 2007

The good thing about the Supreme Court’s 2006-2007 term for women . . . is that it’s over.

The Supreme Court’s term just came to a close, and thank goodness. A quick look back at the term provides a chilling picture of a new Court that is all too willing to eviscerate important constitutional

July 2, 2007

Despite setback, the promise of Brown survives; the promises of the Alito/Roberts confirmation hearings do not

“Well, I can speak to the issue of diversity in education from a little bit of my own experience . . . having these people in the class with diverse backgrounds and outlooks on the issues

June 19, 2007

Gonzales v. Carhart: Just How Bad Is It?

Part 5: It’s Not Just What the Court Says, It’s How the Court Says Itby Gretchen Borchelt As if all of the other parts of Gonzales v. Carhart I’ve described so far aren’t bad enough, there’s also

June 13, 2007

The Supreme Court Got It Wrong – Can Congress Make It Right?

by Dina Lassow As we’ve previously discussed, on May 29, 2007, the Supreme Court issued a decision that severely weakens remedies for employees who have faced pay discrimination.  The case, Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.

June 11, 2007

Gonzales v. Carhart: Just How Bad Is It?

Part 4: The Court Tells Vulnerable Women to Go to Court for the Safest Healthcareby Gretchen Borchelt Like last week’s installment, this week’s focuses on a technical legal point that will have a huge impact on real

June 5, 2007

Gonzales v. Carhart: Just How Bad Is It?

Part 3: The Court Weakened a Standard of Abortion Lawby Gretchen Borchelt This entry in the Gonzales v. Carhart series concerns a technical legal point, but it is crucial.  It’s about the standard courts use when

May 30, 2007

Illinois parental notification law is ill-advised

by Jill Morrison

May 29, 2007

The Supreme Court Gets It Wrong – Again

by Dina Lassow Once again, the Supreme Court has delivered a blow to women—this time courtesy of an opinion written by Justice Alito that limits women’s ability to challenge pay discrimination against them.  In Ledbetter v. Goodyear

May 24, 2007

Gonzales v. Carhart – Just How Bad Is It?

Part 2: The Supreme Court, Now Endorsing Paternalism (cont’d)by Gretchen Borchelt In addition to the two new interests I blogged about yesterday, there is another one that deserves particular attention and discussion.  It contains ideas about women

May 23, 2007

Gonzales v. Carhart: Just How Bad Is It?

Part 2: The Supreme Court, Now Endorsing Paternalismby Gretchen Borchelt This is Part 2 of a series on the Supreme Court abortion decision Gonzales v. Carhart.  For Part 1, click here. Another troubling aspect of the

May 21, 2007

New Mexico Supreme Court Stays off of the Slippery Slope: Refuses to Criminalize Drug Use During Pregnancy

by Jill Morrison I’ve run into lots of people who support reproductive freedom, but who are a bit uncomfortable when I tell them about one aspect of the Center’s work: opposing the prosecution of women for

May 21, 2007

It’s Never Too Late to Say You’re Sorry — Unless You’re Leslie Southwick

by Amy Matsui