NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE:
The U.S. Presidential Election is one that should matter to all women, because a number of crucial laws are likely to come up in the Supreme Court over the next four years. With a number of seats on the Court predicted to open within those four years, every vote counts.
Remember, the President appoints Supreme Court Justices, and even though they are expected to rule based on the law, personal and partisan opinions never seem to be left outside the courtroom.
Meg Waite Clayton of Forbes shares a number of important issues that matter to women that could come before the Supreme Court in the near future, and it’s likely that more than one affects you or someone you care about directly:
- Equal Pay
- Sexual Harrassment
- Women’s Reproductive Rights
- Rape and Violence Against Women
- Discrimination in Schools
- The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
- Campaign Finance
Meg explains her thoughts on the upcoming election and how it could affect women’s issues through Supreme Court rulings in the future. She writes:
“The gender of a justice does also seem to matter in matters of gender. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, while more often than not siding with other Republican-appointed justices, often sided with Democratic appointees on matters of gender discrimination. And the binders from which Republicans and Democrats draw Supreme Court nominees must be different: Since O’Connor’s appointment as the first female Justice 30 years ago, Republican presidents have appointed five men and no women, while Democratic presidents have named three women and one man. The current Court consists of five Republican appointees and four Democratic ones.”
Follow the link below to get all of the details from Meg about the various issues, laws, and court cases of importance to women.
Get the details: The Third Branch Holds Crucial Fruit for Women via www.forbes.com
Judy Gray says
Thank you for sharing
Susan Gunelius says
You’re welcome, Judy!