Julie Murray is a senior staff attorney with the ACLU’s State Supreme Court Initiative. Before coming to the ACLU, she was a litigator at Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), where she brought challenges around the country to restrictions on sexual and reproductive health and education. During her time at PPFA, Julie led numerous high-profile cases advancing novel state constitutional claims. Those cases established, for example, that the South Carolina Constitution’s right to privacy bars a six-week abortion ban, and that a Texas abortion ban relying on citizen enforcement is an unlawful delegation of state power.
Before PPFA, Julie served as a litigator for more than seven years with Public Citizen Litigation Group, where she worked on a range of cases involving free speech and other constitutional law, administrative law, and the rights of consumers and workers. Julie was also a fellow at the National Women’s Law Center and clerked for Judge Marsha Berzon on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Julie has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, two state supreme courts, and numerous other appellate and trial courts around the country. She grew up in West Virginia and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and Harvard Law School. Julie is based in Washington, D.C.
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