Posts Categorized: Supreme Court

National Organization for Women PAC Endorses Obama-Biden

NOW PAC Chair Kim Gandy stated, “It is with great enthusiasm that I announce today, on behalf of the nation’s oldest and largest women’s rights organization, that the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NOW PAC) proudly endorses Sen. Barack Obama for President of the United States.”

Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.: One Year Later and NOT a Happy Anniversary, Congressional Solution Still Not in Sight

How long do working women have to wait? And how many will be short-changed before Congress restores their ability to seek redress for pay discrimination?

It has been one year since the U.S. Supreme Court upended years of court precedent and effectively gutted a civil rights statute that gave victims of paycheck discrimination the right to sue their employers. In the decision, a 5-4 majority of the Court said that Lilly Ledbetter should have made her claim within 180 days of the company’s first offense — her first discriminatory paycheck — nearly 20 years earlier.

On Equal Pay Day, NOW Calls on Senate to Pass Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

“Lilly Ledbetter and millions of women like her may never recover the pay they lost during their lifetimes,” says NOW president Kim Gandy. “But NOW calls on the Senate to pass the Fair Pay Act to ensure that pay discrimination victims get their fair day in court.”

Freedom of Choice Act is Needed More Than Ever

Let this decision — which reversed a clear precedent requiring that a woman’s health be protected — be a lesson to those Senators who thought it unseemly to filibuster Sam Alito’s nomination. It is clear that this precedent, set in Roe and reaffirmed in Casey, was abandoned for no reason other than the replacement of Sandra Day O’Connor with Sam Alito.

Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Procedure Ban, “Most Political Decision Since Bush v. Gore”

Not since Bush v. Gore has the Supreme Court made such a political decision, or one that so completely distorts the law and disregards the U.S. Constitution. Five justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito, both installed by Bush and a Republican-majority Senate, ruled that the law does not violate a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion.

Roe v. Wade at 34: A Pillar of Reproductive Freedom

Today marks the 34th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to abortion. The National Organization for Women, the first women’s organization to call for an end to criminal abortion laws nearly 40 years ago, and a leader in the ongoing fight for reproductive rights, health and justice, salutes the doctors, counselors, clinic owners and activists who stand up every day for a woman’s right to make her own childbearing decisions.