Protect Women’s Sports
Download the Second Edition of IWLC’s Competition report for an update on the science and the rapidly changing legal landscape of women’s sports.
At Independent Women’s Law Center (IWLC), we understand that sex matters. While we know that women and men are today legally equal in America, we also know that women and men are not (and never will be) interchangeable or the same. We believe that our laws and our public policies shouldn’t gloss over important physical differences between women and men. We believe that policies that limit individual freedom are often particularly harmful to women.
We believe that women (and men!) benefit from workplace flexibility.
We believe that parents have a right to direct their children’s education and that public schools should be responsive to the parents and taxpayers they serve.
And we believe in fighting for these principles—in the courts, before administrative agencies and legislative bodies, and in the court of public opinion.
is director of IWLC. She is a former member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) with expertise on sex equality, Title IX, the Equal Protection Clause, employment law, and the Electoral College.
is an IWLC Senior Fellow. She is a former White House counselor with broad expertise in immigration law, healthcare law, trade policy, federalism, and the separation of powers.
is an IWLC Senior Fellow. She is a former Attorney-Adviser with the Office of Legal Counsel within the Department of Justice and Assistant General Counsel with the Office of General Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives, with broad experience in constitutional and administrative law and separation of powers issues.
is an IWLC visiting fellow. She is a policy commentator and writer focused on online speech, antitrust, and emerging technologies.
is a Senior Policy Analyst and the host of High Noon, a podcast featuring conversations that make free society possible. She is an expert on education policy and sex equality.
is an IWLC Visiting Fellow. She is a civil rights attorney and expert on election law and voting rights. Maya currently serves on the Free Speech and Election Law Executive Committee of the Federalist Society.
Title IX on a Collision Course with the First Amendment
Title IX prohibits sex discrimination, including some forms of sexual harassment. But it is not a federal civility code that prohibits all sex-related speech. In fact, new Biden administration rules notwithstanding, efforts by schools to prohibit offensive expression about sex or gender likely violate the First Amendment.
The U.S. Supreme Court and the Federal Judiciary
Get up to speed on the Supreme Court and the Federal Judiciary with the resources from Independent Women’s Law Center.
IWLC Legal Policy
In the United States, women and men are legally equal. But we are not the same, and the law must acknowledge that.
We must protect women’s athletic opportunities and the existence of single-sex sport.
College disciplinary systems should be even-handed and fair. They shouldn’t stack the deck against the accused.
Our First Amendment freedoms are part of what makes America a truly exceptional nation.
The Wage Gap
Raw statistical disparities don’t mean what you think they do.
Sexual Assault it a crime. It should be treated as such.
The Supreme Court
Our nation’s highest court is not a super-legislature.
A truly independent judiciary is the cornerstone of American democracy.
Critical Race Theory
CRT is not just a “graduate-level theory.” It’s being implemented daily in classrooms across America.
Voting should be easy, accessible, and secure.
Ranked Choice Voting
We must reject electoral schemes that make voting more complicated and less transparent.
The Electoral College
Our system for electing the president reduces the chances of contested elections and makes us truly a nation of united states.
Our Structural Constitution
Federalism and the Separation of Powers are critical to the preservation of liberty.
Juries should only hear evidence of causation that is based sound scientific method.
Our court system is for resolving particular cases and controversies, not for determining important matters of policy.
Critical Race Theory or E Pluribus Unum?
Critical Race Theory disseminates division and despair. It’s time to rededicate ourselves to the principle of E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One.