Say It With Me: Eric Schneiderman’s Replacement Needs to Be a Woman

“I start from the Ruth Bader Ginsburg quote that there always should be a woman in the place where decisions are being made,” says Amy Matsui, senior counsel and director of government relations for the National Women’s Law Center. “When someone is deciding that they’re going to be implementing the law [and] prosecuting for violations of it, it’s always important to have the perspective of lived experience. Prosecutors and attorneys general have [broad discretion] in moving the law forward. Women should have their perspective represented there.” […] “Certainly there are more women in the legal profession and moving through the pipeline at all levels over the past 30 or 40 years, but there can still be informal barriers to rising to a top prosecutor level, as there is in any system,” says Matsui.