Nina Pillard, Post-Nuclear Nominee

Extremist Dem Nominee Eyes ‘Global Orientation’ For American Law, Calls Basic Religious Freedoms A ‘Substantial Threat’ And Ultrasounds ‘Deceptive Images’

“…folks who know Pillard well have described her ... as someone who threatens to be ‘the most left-wing judge in the history of the Republic.’” (Ed Whelan, National Review Online’s ‘Bench Memos,’ 11/22/13)

 

PILLARD: American Legal Thinking Must Shift To ‘Transnational, Even Global, Orientation’

PILLARD: “…we need to make some shifts from nation- or region-centric to a more broadly transnational, even global, orientation.” (Introduction To Center For Transnational Legal Studies Symposium, “Why Transnational Legal Education?” P.5, 2011)

PILLARD: “…the need for governments to collaborate to regulate increasingly mobile people, money and goods all point toward legal transnationalism.” (Introduction To Center For Transnational Legal Studies Symposium, “Why Transnational Legal Education?” P.5, 2011)

PILLARD: “A rights-based approach has normative and strategic benefits for progressive legal change… [for example] Aleinikoff asserts that ‘for progressives… the rights tradition of the U.S. Constitution has just about run out’ but he sees promise in international human rights as a potential source of social rights in the United States.” (“The Human Right To Sex Equality At The Work-Family Fault Line,” Les Droits De L’Homme Au Centre—Human Rights Recentered, P.359, 2006)

 

PILLARD: Right To Choose Your Minister Is A ‘Substantial Threat To The American Rule Of Law’

“In a September 2011 press briefing for Georgetown’s Supreme Court Institute, Pillard discussed the then-pending (and soon-to-be-argued) case of Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church v. EEOC.” (Ed Whelan, National Review’s ‘Bench Memos,’ 7/22/13)

  • PILLARD: “[The notion that] the Constitution requires deference to Church decisions about who qualifies as a minister… seems like a real stretch… the big news will be if the Court decides it for the Church.” (Georgetown’s Supreme Court Institute, Supreme Court Press Briefing, P.2, 9/19/11)

PILLARD: “…the Lutheran Church’s position here is a substantial threat to the American rule of law – it would effectively empower any religion to create its own autonomous Vatican City-­style regime...  It is hard to see the Supreme Court deciding that that is what the First Amendment law requires.” (Georgetown’s Supreme Court Institute, Supreme Court Press Briefing, P.3-4, 9/19/11)

Supreme Court Ruled Against Pillard, 9-0: “The Court cannot accept the remarkable view that the Religion Clauses have nothing to say about a religious organization’s freedom to select its own ministers.” (U.S. Supreme Court, “Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church v. EEOC,” 2011)

 

PILLARD: Abortion Plays ‘A Central Role In Freeing Women From… Conscription Into Maternity’

PILLARD: Baby ultrasounds are ‘deceptive images of fetus-as-autonomous-being’ “Casting reproductive rights in terms of equality holds promise to recenter the debate towards the real stakes for women… and away from the deceptive images of fetus-as-autonomous-being that the anti-choice movement has popularized since the advent of amniocentesis.” (Cornelia Pillard, “Our Other Reproductive Choices: Equality in Sex Education, Contraceptive Access, and Work-Family Policy,” 56 Emory L.J. P.990, 2007)

PILLARD: Limiting abortion “reinforces broader patterns of discrimination against women as a class of presumptive breeders…” (Cornelia Pillard, “Our Other Reproductive Choices: Equality in Sex Education, Contraceptive Access, and Work-Family Policy,” 56 Emory L.J. P.975, 2007)

PILLARD: “…the rights to… abortion, play a central role in freeing women from historically routine conscription into maternity.” (Cornelia Pillard, “Our Other Reproductive Choices: Equality in Sex Education, Contraceptive Access, and Work-Family Policy,” 56 Emory L.J. P.945, 2007)

PILLARD: “Antiabortion laws… enforce women’s incubation of unwanted pregnancies…” (Cornelia Pillard, “Our Other Reproductive Choices: Equality in Sex Education, Contraceptive Access, and Work-Family Policy,” 56 Emory L.J. P.946, 2007)

 

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