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NASW participates in federal court amicus brief to support students of color who allege racial discrimination

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) on September 10, 2021, along with 32 other civil rights and public interest organizations, participated in the K.R. v. Duluth Edison Charter Schools amicus brief led by National Women’s Law Center (NWLC). The amicus brief supports four elementary and middle school students of color who allege they were subject to racial taunting and ... Read More »

NASW in Supreme Court brief supports student suspended for social media comments made off-campus

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By Elizabeth M. Felton, Esq., LICSW NASW Associate Council Mahanoy Area School District v. B. L., involves the scope of a public-school student’s First Amendment right to free speech that occurs on social media or off campus and the school’s ability to address off-campus speech. The issue of whether public schools can discipline students over something they say off campus ... Read More »

NASW joins amicus brief to defend Affordable Care Act in U.S. Supreme Court case

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW)  joined in an amicus brief led by the National Women’s Law Center, National Partnership for Women and Families, Black Women’s Health Imperative, American Medical Association, and 76 other organizations committed to women’s rights and racial justice that was filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, supporting California’s defense of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ... Read More »

U.S. Supreme Court takes up case concerning rights of gays, lesbians to foster children

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 4 will begin hearing arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia concerning the rights of gays and lesbians to foster children. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and several other child welfare/adoption organizations, participated in the Fulton v. City of Philadelphia amicus brief that was filed in the U.S. Supreme Court in August ... Read More »

NASW joins amicus brief supporting LGBT people in Supreme Court discrimination cases

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has joined other civil rights, anti-poverty and child and family welfare organizations on an amicus brief involving U.S. Supreme Court cases that could determine whether federal anti-discrimination laws protect workers who are LGBT.  The court began hearing arguments on October 8. The cases before the U.S. Supreme court are Gerald Lynn Bostock v. Clayton County, ... Read More »

NASW files amicus brief supporting Texas foster children who seek to be free from risk of unreasonable harm

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The National Association of Social Workers and the National Association of Social Workers Texas Chapter an filed an amicus brief in M.D. v. Abbott  in the U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit that could result in a nationally important decision on the constitutional rights of children in state custody. M.D. v. Abbott is a class action lawsuit brought against the ... Read More »

The National Association of Social Workers Supports Women’s Access to Birth Control

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has joined in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Zubik v. Burwell, to support the right of all employees to access health care without discrimination, even while accommodating their employer’s religious beliefs. The U.S. Supreme Court today reviewed challenges to the “accommodation” of the ACA’s birth control benefit. At stake is whether ... Read More »