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Who is Julie Rikelman?
Julie Rikelman is the Center for Reproductive Rights’ senior attorney. Julie was named the Center’s Litigation Director in 2012 after rejoining the organization as a Senior Staff Attorney in 2011. She began her career at the Center as a Blackmun Fellow from 1999 to 2001.
Julie successfully argued a major abortion rights case before the United States Supreme Court in March 2020, June Medical Services v. Russo. The Center’s victory in the case, achieved in collaboration with its long-standing client, Hope Medical Group, preserved critical abortion access in Louisiana. Julie’s other litigation work at the Center has included fighting to keep Mississippi’s only abortion clinic open, challenging abortion bans, and leading the Center’s efforts against invasive ultrasound laws, including developing an innovative legal strategy that demonstrates how these laws violate patients’ and providers’ First Amendment rights.
Previously, Julie was a member of the Center’s team that successfully challenged a local policy requiring a public hospital to report confidential medical information of low-income pregnant people of color to police at the United States Supreme Court (in Ferguson v. City of Charleston). She has also fought for teenagers’ rights to make their own reproductive health decisions in Florida and Alaska, as well as against restrictions on medication abortion.
Julie was Vice President, Litigation at NBC Universal before returning to the Center. She clerked for the Hon. Morton I. Greenberg of the Third Circuit United States Court of Appeals and the Hon. Dana A. Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court. She received the National Law Journal Pro Bono Award in 2004. Julie earned honors degrees from both Harvard Law School and Harvard College.
Against A Mississippi Abortion Law
Three lawyers are scheduled to appear before the justices in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to present their arguments. One represents the state of Mississippi, another Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, and the last is the Biden administration.
Julie Rikelman works for the Center for Reproductive Health as an attorney. She was named Litigation Director of the Center in 2012 after rejoining the organization as a Senior Staff Attorney in 2011.
From 1999 to 2001, she worked as a Blackmun Fellow at the Center. In March 2020, she successfully argued a major abortion rights case, June Medical Services v. Russo, before the United States Supreme Court.
Her other legal work at the Center has included fighting to keep Mississippi’s only abortion clinic open, opposing abortion bans, and leading the Center’s opposition to invasive ultrasound laws.
It also entails devising a novel legal strategy to demonstrate how these laws violate the First Amendment rights of patients and providers.
She has also fought in Florida and Alaska for teenagers’ rights to make their own reproductive health decisions, as well as against restrictions on medication abortion.
According to the BBC, she asked the court today to overturn the Mississippi law and uphold a woman’s right to abortion. Netizens who support her viewpoints are sharing their thoughts on Twitter.
“1 in 4 American women have had an abortion, and for those women, the rights secured by Roe and Casey has been critical in ensuring that they can control their bodies and control their lives.” – @ReproRights Julie Rikelman
— Brittany Page (@brittanyepage) December 1, 2021
Julie Rikelman does not appear on Wikipedia as of 2021.
However, according to the Center for Reproductive Rights, before returning to NBC Universal, she was Vice President, Litigation.
She clerked for the Honorable Morton I. Greenberg of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Dana A. Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court.
In 2004, she received the National Law Journal Pro Bono Award.
Julie graduated with honors from both Harvard Law School and Harvard College.
Julie Rikelman, now 49 years old, is married to a husband.
Regrettably, the precise date of birth is not available on the internet.
She did, however, talk about her small family in the media.
She mentioned that her husband is a lawyer as well and that they have two children.
The children are both daughters.
One is ten years old, while the other is twelve.
The couple had met in law school and had been together for several years.
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