NCJW's Judicial Nominations Campaign
BenchMark: NCJW’s Judicial Nominations Campaign educates and mobilizes NCJW members, the Jewish community, and friends and allies everywhere to promote a federal bench with judges who support fundamental constitutional freedoms, including a woman’s right to reproductive choice.
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On January 22, 1973 the Supreme Court affirmed women's constitutional right to abortion in its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. This right continues to be under attack in courtrooms across the country, as anti-choice judges who hold lifetime seats on the federal bench hand down dangerous and restrictive rulings. Federal judges appointed to lifetime seats are positioned to render decisions that will define freedom for generations to come.
The BenchMark Campaign is NCJW's committment to ensuring that the judges confirmed to lifetime seats are committed to core constitutional values. As Jews, we understand what it means to have fundamental rights and liberties stripped away. Additionally, we know that reproductive rights are closely tied to religious freedom. Women have the right to be respected as moral decision-makers, able to make choices based on their own beliefs and traditions. For the courts to impose one religion's view on all of us defies the very meaning of religious liberty.