Marcia Greenberger, NWLC’s Co-President and NominationWatch.org’s Executive Editor, released a statement today following the Senate's vote to confirm Roberts to Chief Justice of the United States. Here is what she had to say:
“The confirmation of John Roberts as chief justice will shape the tenor of the Supreme Court for years to come. For the sake of the nation, we hope that John Roberts will steer the Court in a direction that supports the fundamental rights that all Americans rely on, including the right to privacy, basic women’s rights and civil rights, and other core legal and constitutional protections.
“John Roberts’s confirmation makes the choice of nominee for Justice O’Connor’s seat all the more crucial. Justice O’Connor was often the deciding vote in cases important to preserving women’s constitutional and legal rights as well as other critical legal protections. The stakes for all Americans are high, especially for women if their core legal rights are limited, weakened or potentially overturned.”