Michigan lawmakers push through an anti-democratic new abortion restriction, while the Senate actually gets some work done.
Though 2013 might have brought an array of new abortion restrictions and other setbacks for reproductive rights, there were also a number of reasons for pro-choice allies around the country to be proud this year. The staff of RH Reality Check notes some of the top pro-choice successes of 2013.
The confirmation of Nina Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and Chai Feldblum to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are important victories for civil rights advocates.
Senate Democrats finally decided to do something about Republican obstruction of judicial nominations.
On Monday, Senate Republicans successfully blocked Judge Robert Wilkins’ nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, bringing to a head the fight between the Obama administration and conservatives over the future of the second most powerful court in the country.
Republicans have now blocked three well-qualified women from serving on the nation’s second highest court.
Will the Roberts Court weigh in on the contraception mandate this summer? And how is the fight over the contraception mandate connected to GOP efforts to defund Obamacare?
In a party-line vote Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Nina Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. But prior to the vote, Republicans made it clear they are not done fighting President Obama’s judicial nominees.
Republicans double-down on threats to filibuster President Obama’s judicial nominees. Will Senate Democrats fight back?
One of President Obama’s judicial nominees cleared an important hurdle Thursday, but the question remains whether Senate Republicans will filibuster a final vote.