WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mitch McConnell likes to run his do-nothing Senate at a turtle’s pace, but there’s one thing that makes him run like a rabbit—confirming federal judges. The worse the nominee, the faster he acts. Steven Menashi, a legal aide to Donald Trump with an appalling record of inflammatory rhetoric, and hostile views towards women, communities… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Judicial Nominations
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Donald Trump’s nomination of anti-abortion lawyer Sarah Pitlyk to a federal judgeship in St. Louis is another brick in his judicial wall around abortion. He is packing the federal bench with young, ultraconservative zealots who are committed to weakening or reversing abortion rights. Now, Donald Trump wants to elevate that twisted reasoning to the federal bench. … Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate took another step today to aid and abet Donald Trump’s radical anti-abortion agenda by voting to confirm Wendy Vitter to a lifetime position on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Trump doesn’t believe in the separation of powers or care about the rule of law…. Read more »
WASHINGTON — Throughout 2018, women across the country have experienced several highs and lows. NOW and its allies have refused to sit quietly and watch those who attempt to turn back the clock on women’s rights. We have been tested, but we have risen to the challenge and continued to speak truth to power. Though… Read more »
The danger that Judge Brett Kavanaugh poses to reproductive health and freedom in the United States cannot be overstated. It cannot be over-publicized, over-discussed, over-analyzed, or over-protested. His nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States will not only threaten the rights of women to control our own bodies but ultimately endanger our health… Read more »
Just one more vote stands between Neil Gorsuch and a lifetime appointment to our nation’s highest court. We urge all senators to refuse to confirm Neil Gorsuch this Friday evening. Women are watching, and we will not forget.
This is the most egregious insult to democracy in the history of Supreme Court nominations. Tonight, NOW proudly stands with coalition partners and allies, at the highest court in the land to protest this illegitimate nomination.
It’s unfortunate that President Obama felt it was necessary to appoint a nominee to the Supreme Court whose record on issues pertaining to women’s rights is more or less a blank slate
Lynch is a proven leader whose qualifications and strong experience are undeniable. Her nomination should not be used as an opportunity to object to President Obama’s executive action on immigration or any other policies of the Obama Administration.
In October, Senate Republicans filibustered two highly qualified women nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court, Caitlin Halligan and Patricia Millett. Republicans are set to filibuster Nina Pillard’s nomination this evening, preventing another woman from sitting on the second most important court in the country.