A president who is under the cloud of impeachment for abusing the power of his office and assaulting the legitimacy of our elections cannot be trusted to appoint judges who hold the duty of preserving and protecting our most fundamental rights, including our elections and the right to vote.
What June v. Gee will come down to is the integrity of our institutions.
About 200 organizations and 700 individuals filed 27 legal briefs in June v. Gee, an abortion case before the Supreme Court, on December 2. One brief—filed by the Feminist Majority Foundation, NOW, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Women’s Law Project—showcases how TRAP laws, in a climate of violence and harassment against abortion providers, force clinics to close.
If the law before the Supreme Court is allowed to stand, Louisiana will become the seventh state in the U.S. left with only one abortion provider—as a best-case scenario—and anti-abortion politicians across the country will be emboldened to pass more restrictions, leading to more clinic closures and pushing abortion access entirely out of reach for many women.
The announcement that the Supreme Court is taking up June Medical Services v. Gee proves two things about the new ultra-conservative Court bench: that it has an utter disregard for any sort of standing legal precedent, and that it clearly views itself as yet another partisan body rather than an independent branch of the government. Both spell disaster for the future right to bodily autonomy of those who are able to get pregnant in the South.
The Supreme Court will soon decide whether it’s legal for an employer to fire a gay man because the employer disapproves of his sexual orientation, or to refuse to hire a trans woman because the employer is uncomfortable with her gender identity.
We are repeatedly asked: “How is Dr. Ford doing now?” The answer, unfortunately, is that the price to Dr. Ford and those around her has been enormous, and continues. There have been many other baseless accusations against Dr. Ford and her family. We want to put to rest some of the repeated falsehoods.
Today the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in three cases that will decide whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects lesbians, gay men and trans people from workplace discrimination.
A recent survey found that the number of voters who strongly favor Medicaid coverage increased from 31 percent in 2017 to 38 percent in 2018. Yet abortion access remains under attack—and the fight for reproductive freedom is now headed to the Supreme Court.
New York Times journalists Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly have published the results of their nearly year-long investigation into Brett Kavanaugh and the allegations against him by Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez in “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh.” Unfortunately, the authors bend over backwards to be fair to Kavanaugh—at the expense of fairness to Ford and Ramirez.