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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What's at Stake for Women in the Supreme Court Confirmation Process

Start Date: 10/16/2018 6:00 PM EDT
End Date: 10/16/2018 8:30 PM EDT

Venue Name: Sidley Austin LLP

1501 K Street, NW
Washington, DC  United States  20005

Online registration is now closed, you can register onsite at the event.

Emily Martin, VP Education and Workplace Justice, National Women's Law Center (NWLC)
Susan Inman, Chief Counsel, Federal Policy & Advocacy, Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR)
Andrea Senteno, Legislative Staff Attorney, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)
Thiru Vignarajah, Partner, DLA Piper

Jill Dash, VP, Strategic Engagement, American Constitution Society (ACS)

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court is an important milestone in the country’s legal history. His nomination opens up many questions about the impact his jurisprudence would have on many core legal concepts and landmark decisions regarding voting rights, workplace rights, and justice, education, access to healthcare, and immigration, all of which are likely to disproportionately affect women and minority populations. Consistent with its mission, the WBA is pleased to host this important discussion.
Emily Martin oversees the NWLC’s advocacy, policy, and education efforts to ensure fair treatment and equal opportunity for women and girls at work and at school. With a particular focus on the obstacles that confront women and girls of color and women in low-wage jobs.
Andrea Senteno is responsible for MALDEF’s policy and advocacy efforts relating to immigration and voting rights, including monitoring legislative and regulatory efforts, analyzing federal laws, regulations, and legislation
Susan Inman is responsible for advancing the CRR’s federal policy and advocacy work, with a particular focus on executive and agency action. In her role, Susan works with reproductive rights, civil rights, and health organizations to develop and implement administrative advocacy initiatives and strategies to ensure that the Executive Branch protects access to, and support for, reproductive health services for all.  

Thiru Vignarajah previously served as deputy attorney general of Maryland and is currently a litigation partner at DLA Piper in Baltimore. Thiru attended Yale University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review, before clerking for Judge Guido Calabresi and Justice Stephen Breyer. Thiru has served as a federal and city prosecutor and has taught on the adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University, University of Baltimore Law School and Maryland Law School.

Jill Dash oversees ACS’s work on several special projects, including judicial nominations and interactions with the judiciary; state courts, money and politics; the Voting Rights Institute and other network engagement on voting; and development of the ACS professional pipeline

Members $20
Non-Members $30
Students: $10

Thank-you to Sidley Austin LLP for hosting us!

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Closed: 10/15/2018 1:00 PM

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