The Amy Coney Barrett Nomination is a Threat to Civil Rights

Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation poses a threat to people of color and women in critical aspects of their lives: voting, healthcare, education and employment.

In a virtual briefing, “Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett and the Threat to Our Civil Rights,” hosted by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Erinn Martin, Theresa Lau and Phylicia Hill discussed what’s at stake if Barrett ascends to the bench of the high Court.

Sisterhood Is Not Powerful if a Sister’s “Morality” Endangers People’s Lives

“I’ve been having terrifying, recurring dreams. Nightmares, really. In one, a woman died. Let’s call her Ruth. …

“No matter what, this Ruth, a victim of four cancers, had to be alive and kicking, true to her Brooklyn nickname, Kiki, until at least January 20, 2021—Inauguration Day. … Only after that date would her seat be vacant.”

Top Takeaways: Day 1 of Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings

The first four days of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings have begun.

Mere weeks from Election Day, it’s clear Republicans’ main goal is speed, as they continue to push through the confirmation—despite the fact that over 7 million voters have already cast their ballots and despite the blatant hypocrisy after their yearlong blockade in 2016 against President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland.

#MeToo Update: Hollywood Workers Demand Accountability for Sexual Abuse

“For too long in Hollywood, there have been ‘open secrets’ about the harassment perpetrated on workers by powerful people who are able to successfully evade accountability for their actions,” said Anita Hill, chair of The Hollywood Commission for Eliminating Harassment and Advancing Equality. “With this survey, we have identified the most vulnerable workers in Hollywood and the resources and systems that will provide support and a safety net for them. Our expectation is that these tools will be the foundation to build a new era of transparency and accountability for all workers in the entertainment industry.”