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Meghan Browder

Meghan Browder
Law Clerk

Meghan Browder rejoined the League of Women Voters as a law clerk in September 2020. She had previously served as a legal intern for the League in Spring 2019.  As the law clerk to the Advocacy and Litigation team, she assists the litigation team with their national litigation portfolio involving voting rights, redistricting, election administration, and money in politics. Meghan is a member of the District of Columbia bar and has a professional certification in Health Care and Corporate Compliance.

Meghan received her J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law, where she served as President of the American Constitution Society and the Health Law & Policy Student Association. For two years, she was a member of the Administrative Law Review. During her time in law school, she served as a research assistant to Professor Herman Schwartz where she worked on projects focusing on voting rights and gerrymandering. Additionally, she worked for Professor Brent Newton on his research of Justice Breyer’s administrative law jurisprudence for his upcoming book. In addition to the League, Meghan has served as a legal intern for Pfizer and Fix the Court.

Meghan is a Texas native and graduated from Texas A&M University where she was a double major in International Studies and Spanish. When she is not working, she is enjoying episodes of Criminal Minds, trying out new recipes, or playing with her dog Henry. She also enjoys spending quality time with her family and loved ones.

With the new year comes more litigation. In the past year, the League has continued our work of fighting against anti-voter bills and purges, challenges to new district maps, and pushing back against the increased attacks on reproductive rights. Here are a handful of the issues you may want to keep an eye on in 2022. 

In the past year, the League has joined litigation to fight back against the flood of anti-abortion bills that have been put forward across the country.   

On November 3rd, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v Bruen, marking one of the first times that the Supreme Court will address the scope of the 2nd amendment since 2008. Their decision will hav a significant impact on election safety. 

Dark money and special interests do not need extra loopholes to undermine democracy. The League is committed to protecting our disclosure laws and preserving the ethics and accountability of our electoral system. 

In the past year, The League signed on to numerous amicus briefs to defend the LGBTQ+ community from the wave of attacks on their rights. Many of these cases could set a precedent for discrimination against both LGBTQ+ and other marginized groups.

Voters have an interest in knowing where politicians and organizations are getting their money and how that money is being spent. To that end, dark-money and wealthy special interest groups do not need more loopholes.

As a law student, some of the most valuable experiences you will have are through internships. Internships provide law students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have built in school to gain insight into day-to-day life as a legal professional.   

 The Founders established a set of checks and balances to ensure the health and stability of our democracy, and that if impeachment or the 25th amendment is pursued that it is the best course of action.  

The League of Women Voters is dedicated to ensuring equal rights and equal opportunity for all. This commitment led to LWVUS joining the legal challenge to Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act which prohibits transgender women and girls, intersex persons, and any non-binary person from participating in sports.

This case involves the question of whether the President can exclude undocumented immigrants from the state-population totals from the 2020 Census that are used for apportionment.