Posts Categorized: Judicial System

Stop Mitch McConnell’s Sneak Attack on Justice and Women’s Rights—Defeat Steven Menashi’s Nomination to the Court of Appeals

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 »

Trump’s Court-Packing Plan Must Fail

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 »

Thoughts and Prayers Are Never Enough and They’re Not Enough Today

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The white nationalist who killed twenty people in El Paso targeted more than innocent shoppers and families from both sides of the border. He was aiming to promote the racist, hateful views of a toxic online community that’s been emboldened by what they hear from Donald Trump and his enablers on cable news and online.  Before committing his act of… Read more »

NOW Condemns Sexist and Racist Behavior by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agents

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recent reporting confirms that migrants are being subjected to inhumane conditions at detention centers run by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agency. Furthermore, an investigation by ProPublica revealed abhorrent online behavior of CBP agents targeting both women and people of color with hostile and derogatory remarks. NOW stands against the… Read more »

The Senate’s Vote To Confirm Wendy Vitter Is A Vote Against Women

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 »

The Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade Reminds Us Women’s Lives Are At Stake

WASHINGTON – On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade, recognizing the Constitutional protection of a woman’s right to abortion care. Forty-six years later, Roe is still the law of the land—but just barely. Since Roe, state and federal lawmakers have attempted to pass hundreds of restrictions… Read more »

Cyntoia Brown’s Clemency Doesn’t End Her Pursuit Of Justice

WASHINGTON – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s decision to grant full clemency to Cyntoia Brown was the right thing to do, but it doesn’t erase the injustice she endured.  The criminalization of the trauma she suffered as a victim of sex trafficking and abuse is reprehensible and unacceptable. Cyntoia Brown was 16 when she was trafficked… Read more »

A Year for Women in Review – NOW Names 2018’s Worst Offenders and Top Victories

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 »