Nina Perales and Becca Heller Profiled in Dahlia Lithwick’s New Book, “Lady Justice”

Nina Perales (’90), Vice President of Litigation at Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), and Becca Heller (’10), Director of International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), were featured in The New York Times Book Review as subjects of Dahlia Lithwick’s latest release, Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America, which highlights the work of women who challenged Trumpism using the rule of law (“These Women Used the Rule of Law to Challenge Trumpism,” Sep. 20, [updated Sep. 27]). “From Sally Yates and Becca Heller, who fought against the travel ban on Muslim-majority nations in the earliest days of Trump’s presidency, to Brigitte Amiri and Vanita Gupta, two women of immigrant backgrounds who resisted, among other things, the president’s efforts to prevent abortions and separate families at the U.S.-Mexico border, ‘Lady Justice’ illustrates how ‘in a constitutional democracy, enduring power lies in the people who step into the fight.’”