Tag: Julie Rikelman

8 Phenomenal Women We Want to Celebrate This International Women’s Day

Mandatory named Julie Rikelman, the Center’s Senior Director of U.S. Litigation, to its International Women’s Day list celebrating “phenomenal” women from around the world. “From founders to scientists to social justice advocates, the women on this list of movers and shakers inspire us to be better human beings,” Mandatory states. Rikelman was recognized for arguing […]

Julie Rikelman Named To The Badass 50 List

InStyle named the Center’s Julie Rikelman, Senior Director of U.S. Litigation, to it’s Badass 50 list, which honors women who are making the world a better place. Rikelman earned the #2 spot for defending the right to abortion before the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. InStyle quoted Rikelman on the significance […]

The Lawyer Who Defended Abortion Rights at SCOTUS Explains What It Was Like

Slate interviewed Julie Rikelman, Senior Director of U.S. Litigation for the Center, after she argued Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization before the Supreme Court on December 1. The case challenges the core holding of Roe v. Wade: that women have a right to terminate their pregnancy up to the point of viability.  Rikelman has […]

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Mississippi Abortion Ban Case; Future of Roe v. Wade in Question

MSNBC and several other broadcast networks covered arguments at the Supreme Court in the  Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. The Center’s Senior Director of U.S. Litigation, Julie Rikelman, interviewed by MSNBC after arguments, said, “I think we were able to make all the points we wanted to make, which was, of course, to […]

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Landmark Abortion Rights Case

On December 1, 2021, Julie Rikelman, Senior Director of the Center’s U.S. Litigation Program, stood before the Supreme Court and argued for abortion rights in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case challenging a Mississippi abortion ban. The case is the most consequential abortion case in generations and asks the justices to consider Roe’s […]

The Fate of Roe v. Wade May Rest on This Woman’s Shoulders

This piece in Time Magazine profiles the Center’s Julie Rikelman, head of U.S. litigation, who will appear before the Supreme Court on December 1 to present arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Rikelman, who argued and won the Center’s June Medical Services v. Russo case in 2020, this time will argue against another […]