August 21, 1991 |
The National Women's Law Center said it opposes Judge Clarence Thomas for the Supreme Court because his record "shows no commitment to core constitutional or statutory protections for women." Marcia Greenberger, co-president of the group, told reporters: "As far as we're concerned, Judge Thomas is not the best person or even the best man for the job."
August 19, 1987 |
Taking a stance for the first time on a Supreme Court appointment, the National Women's Law Center Tuesday denounced Judge Robert H. Bork as a judicial activist who finds no specific protections for women in the Constitution except their right to vote. "At stake in Judge Bork's nomination . . .
June 20, 2007 |
Noting that the government initiated only one of the 416 complaints filed about Title IX compliance in athletics from 2002 to 2006, the co-president of the National Women's Law Center testified Tuesday before a congressional subcommittee that stronger oversight is required.
April 19, 2012 |
Republican candidate Mitt Romney is fond of telling crowds that women have lost more jobs than men have under President Obama's economic watch. Is he correct? Kind of. But it's not like the Obama administration deliberately targeted women. Rather, women took an especially rough economic pounding because they play a disproportionately large role in our public schools. And public schools have suffered mightily in recent years. According to the National Women's Law Center, women lost 396,000 public sector jobs during the recovery, or more than two-thirds of all such jobs cut. The economy may now be on the mend, but it's not like the public sector is rushing to fill all those vacancies.
January 30, 2012 |
The Supreme Court and the Obama administration, already headed for a face-off in March over the constitutionality of the healthcare law, appear to be on another collision course over whether church-run schools, universities, hospitals and charities must provide free contraceptives to their students and employees. The dispute stems from one of the more popular parts of the new healthcare law: its requirement that all health plans provide “preventive services” for free. That category includes vaccines and such routine screenings as cholesterol checkups and mammograms.