The mission of the Supreme Court Committee is to review and evaluate the qualifications of each Presidential nominee to the United States Supreme Court with an emphasis on laws and decisions regarding women's rights or that have a special impact on women. The Committee is chaired by the President of NAWL or her designee. Members of the Committee, appointed by the President of NAWL, consist of lawyers who are diverse with respect to the nature of their practice and jurisdiction. After review and deliberation, the Committee issues a summary evaluation consisting of a conclusion as to whether the nominee is well-qualified, qualified or not qualified, along with a brief statement of the bases for the Committee’s Evaluation.

     

    August 12, 2010 
    National Association of Women Lawyers® commentary on the appointment of Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan.  More information

    August 5, 2010 
    National Association of Women Lawyers® issues a statement regarding the appointment of Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan.  More information

    July 6, 2010 
    Testimony of Patricia Lee Refo on the Nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan as Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. 
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    June 23, 2010 
    National Association of Women Lawyers® finds Solicitor General Elena Kagan to be "well-qualified for the position of Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  More information

    May 11, 2010 
    National Association of Women Lawyers® evaluates Nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to Supreme Court. More information

    July 16, 2009 
    JoAnne A. Epps, NAWL Supreme Court Committee Co-Chair and Dean of Temple University Beasley School of Law, testified on behalf of NAWL at Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing. Dean Epps was identified as a majority witness.

    For more information about Judge Sotomayor’s nomination and hearing details, visit the Senate Judiciary Committee website.

    Dean Epps’ Testimony
    NAWL Letter to Senator Leahy Regarding Judge Sotomayor

    July 7, 2009 
    National Association of Women Lawyers® issues evaluation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the position of Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. 
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    May 5, 2009 
    National Association of Women Lawyers® urges appointment of woman to Supreme Court. 
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    January 8, 2006 
    NAWL Issues Evaluation of Judge Samuel A. Alito for the Position of Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  More Information

    September 20, 2005 
    NAWL Issues Evaluation of Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. for the Position of Chief Justice of the United States. 
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    National Association of Women Lawyers®

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