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Peggy Young talking to reporters

Supreme Court sides with pregnant workers in discrimination case

As you’ll recall, the Supreme Court has been hearing the pregnancy discrimination suit brought by Peggy Young. Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the court ruled in favor of the former UPS employee who was forced to take unpaid leave when she became pregnant. 

As you’ll recall, the Supreme Court has been hearing the pregnancy discrimination suit brought by Peggy Young. Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the court ruled in favor of the former UPS employee who was forced ...

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Photo of the Day: The Lego women on the Supreme Court

In honor of International Women’s Day, Maia Weinstock, a deputy editor at MIT News, created this awesome “Legal Justice League” custom LEGO set celebrating the four female US Supreme Court Justices. 

In honor of International Women’s Day, Maia Weinstock, a deputy editor at MIT News, created this awesome “Legal Justice League” custom LEGO set celebrating the four female US Supreme Court Justices. 

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The Notorious RBG talks ‘unconscious bias,’ abortion, and push-ups

In an exclusive interview that appeared on The Rachel Maddow show on Monday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, feminist hero, and Tumblr sensation Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked to MSNBC’s Irin Carmon, sharing her thoughts on abortion, her push-up routine, and how she describes President in Obama in one word.

In an exclusive interview that appeared on The Rachel Maddow show on Monday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, feminist hero, and Tumblr sensation Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked to MSNBC’s Irin Carmon, sharing her thoughts on ...

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Apparently, SCOTUS thinks firing women for breastfeeding isn’t discrimination

The Supreme Court refused to consider the case of Angela Ames, a woman who was forced to quit her job because she needed to breastfeed, deciding that firing a woman for breastfeeding isn’t discrimination because men can lactate. The argument may sound progressive and inclusive, but it’s the total opposite.

The Supreme Court refused to consider the case of Angela Ames, a woman who was forced to quit her job because she needed to breastfeed, deciding that firing a woman for breastfeeding isn’t discrimination because men can ...

Supreme Court order allows abortion clinics to reopen in Texas

Hell yeah.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed more than a dozen Texas abortion clinics to reopen, blocking a state law that had imposed strict requirements on abortion providers. Had the law been allowed to stand, it would have caused all but eight of the state’s abortion clinics to close and would have required many women to travel more than 150 miles to the nearest abortion provider.

The Supreme Court’s order — five sentences long and with no explanation of the justices’ reasoning — represents an interim step in a legal fight that is far from over. But abortion rights advocates welcomed what they said was the enormous practical impact of the move. ...

Hell yeah.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed more than a dozen Texas abortion clinics to reopen, blocking a state law that had imposed strict requirements on abortion providers. ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Trigger Warning: KU students talk about violence on campus.

SCOTUS must affirm pregnant workers’ right to equal treatment.

Most domestic abuse suspects keep playing.

The Taliban militants behind the shooting of Malala Yousafzai have been arrested.

“80 percent of Central American girls and women crossing Mexico en route to the United States are raped along the way.”

This is not a drill: Molly Ringwald is joining the Guardian as an advice columnist.

Trigger Warning: KU students talk about violence on campus.

SCOTUS must affirm pregnant workers’ right to equal treatment.

Most domestic abuse suspects keep playing.

The Taliban militants behind the shooting of Malala Yousafzai

What does Hobby Lobby mean for LGBT employment discrimination?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Elizabeth Deutsch. Elizabeth Deutsch is a student at Yale Law School. She holds an MSc in Gender from the London School of Economics. She enjoys long walks on the elliptical.

We’ve all read a lot about the big picture of what the Court decided in the contraceptive mandate case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. A few things are clear from the court’s language: some for-profit corporations can exercise some religious beliefs under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Specifically, closely held corporations like Hobby Lobby with religious objections to contraception can get out from under the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. But it’s much less clear what the Court’s language spells ...

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Elizabeth Deutsch. Elizabeth Deutsch is a student at Yale Law School. She holds an MSc in Gender from the London School of Economics. She enjoys long walks on ...

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