Category Archives: Supreme Court

WLP Signs Brief Supporting Transgender Rights in Upcoming SCOTUS Case

The Women’s Law Project signed on to an amicus curiae brief submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States filed by the National Women’s Law Center in support of teenager Gavin Grimm in a landmark transgender right case. Background: … Continue reading

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Tomorrow! Abortion Access at the Supreme Court

For years now, anti-choice lawmakers have been trying to force clinics across the country to close their doors, and mislead the public by claiming–against all medical evidence–that more restrictions on abortion access protects women’s health. Between 2011 and 2014, states … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality

“All Americans are entitled to protection under the law regardless of who they are or who they love.” – President Obama, June 26, 2015   This morning’s Supreme Court ruling declaring same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional marks a victory for love. … Continue reading

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Young v. UPS Heads to SCOTUS: What You Need to Know

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case of Young v. United Parcel Service (UPS) to determine whether the company violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of … Continue reading

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The United States Supreme Court has weighed in: The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.

By Women’s Law Project The Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law by President Obama in March 2010, expands health insurance coverage to more than 30 million people, prevents insurance companies from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions, and ends … Continue reading

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White House Holds Town Hall on Women’s Health

Molly Cohen, WLP Intern With the Supreme Court’s ruling on the 2010 Affordable Care Act looming on the horizon, the White House recently held a town hall meeting on Women’s Health to tout the benefits of the Act. Panel members … Continue reading

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Health Law Litigation Could Compromise Women’s Health

Last month, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which President Obama signed into law in 2010 with the purpose of improving Americans’ access to health … Continue reading

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Divide and Conquer: The Wal-Mart Lawsuits Are Back

Four months after the United States Supreme Court, without ruling on the merits of the sex discrimination case under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, told Betty Dukes and her co-plaintiffs that their lawsuit against Wal-Mart could … Continue reading

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The 50th anniversary of the Birth Control Pill: thoughts on the past, present, and future

Fifty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved the contraceptive drug that is commonly known today as simply “the pill.” In an interview with Marty Moss-Coane of WHYY radio, social historian Elaine Tyler May illustrates the hopes and fears … Continue reading

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Sotomayor Sworn In as First Latina Supreme Court Justice

Sonia Sotomayor made history on Thursday when she was confirmed as the Supreme Court’s newest justice by a 68-31 vote in the Senate, becoming the first Latina and only the third woman to sit on the Court. She was sworn … Continue reading

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