Posts Categorized: Judicial Nominations

NOW to Closely Monitor Kagan Hearings for Sexism and Signs of Nominee’s Commitment to Equality and Justice for All

As the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Supreme Court nominee Solicitor General Elena Kagan open today, the National Organization for Women promises to closely monitor the proceedings. Kagan’s confirmation would make history, as she would be the third woman to currently serve on the court, increasing the composition of women justices to one-third — more than have ever served at the same time.

NOW Applauds President Obama’s Historic Nomination to Supreme Court

The National Organization for Women applauds President Barack Obama’s decision to nominate a woman to follow Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court. Upon confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Solicitor General Elena Kagan would join Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor to become the third woman currently sitting on the Supreme Court — a historic achievement.

Judiciary Committee Sees the Wisdom in Voting for Sotomayor

NOW applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee’s 13 to 6 vote recommending confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. “At the risk of upsetting Senator Sessions, I am pleased that this ‘wise Latina’ is one step closer to joining Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the high court,” said NOW President Terry O’Neill. “As the first Hispanic justice and only the third woman, Judge Sotomayor will add a much needed perspective to a bench dominated by white males.”