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NWLC Applauds Confirmation of Cornelia Pillard to D.C. Circuit Court

December 12, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) The Senate voted earlier today to confirm Professor Cornelia (Nina) Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The following statement is from National Women’s Law Center Co-President Marcia D. Greenberger:

Peace Corps' Rescission of Discriminatory Pregnancy Policy is a Positive Step, Says NWLC

December 11, 2013

 (Washington, D.C.)  Today, the Peace Corps rescinded its discriminatory policy that prevented pregnant Peace Corps volunteers from continuing their service.  Previously the policy reflected a presumption that pregnant volunteers could not continue to serve in the Peace Corps; Peace Corps volunteers with other medical conditions were not subject to this presumption.  The previous policy also required Peace Corps supervisors to determine whether a pregnant volunteer could continue to serve effectively after the birth of a child while no such inquiry was required to be made of expectant fathers.  The National Women’s Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union had advocated for the Peace Corps to rescind this outdated and unfair policy.

NWLC Applauds Confirmation of Patricia Millett to D.C. Circuit Court

December 10, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) By a vote of 56-38, the Senate voted earlier today to confirm Patricia A. Millett to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The following statement is from National Women’s Law Center Co-President Marcia D. Greenberger:

Missouri College Settles Pregnant Student's Discrimination Complaint Initiated by NWLC

December 10, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs agreed to settle a pregnancy discrimination complaint that the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and Co-counsel B. Lane Hasler recently filed against it on behalf of Logan student Brandi Kostal.

Low-Wage Jobs Disproportionately Filled By Women, No Improvement In Long-Term Unemployment In November, NWLC Analysis Shows

December 6, 2013

(Washington, D.C.)  Last month showed strong growth, but low-wage jobs were disproportionately filled by women and there was no improvement to long-term unemployment, according to new analysis by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) of data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Contraceptive Coverage Benefit

November 26, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Earlier today, the Supreme Court announced it will hear arguments in Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius and Conestoga Wood v. Sebelius, two cases challenging the contraceptive coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act, which requires health insurance plans to cover all FDA-approved birth control methods with no out-of-pocket expense to the woman.

Senate Should Remove Decisions on Sexual Assault From the Chain of Command, Says NWLC

November 19, 2013

(Washington, D. C.)  The Senate is expected to vote today on the Military Justice Improvement Act, an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2014, which would reform the military justice system by assigning the authority to prosecute serious crimes—including sexual assault—to experienced military prosecutors.  This legislation is sponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and a bipartisan coalition of Senators.

Senate Fails to Confirm Judicial Nominee Robert Wilkins to D.C. Circuit Court

November 18, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Earlier today, a minority of the Senate blocked a final confirmation vote on the nomination of Judge Robert Wilkins to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

The following statement is from NWLC Co-President Marcia D. Greenberger:

Strong Start for America's Children Act Puts Children and Families on Path to Success, Says NWLC

November 13, 2013

(Washington, D. C.) Today, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), and Rep.

Senate Fails to Confirm Judicial Nominee Cornelia Pillard to D.C. Circuit Court

November 12, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Earlier today, a minority of the Senate blocked a final confirmation vote on the nomination of Cornelia (Nina) Pillard to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

The following statement is from NWLC Co-President Marcia D. Greenberger: