Sophie Currier wins her appeal

Surprising. The breast-feeding mother who sued the NBME for extra time during her board exams finally gets a decision in her favor. The squeaky wheel really does get the oil:

A Superior Court judge last week rejected Currier’s request to order the board to give her an additional 60 minutes of break time. Appeals Court Judge Gary Katzmann overturned that ruling, finding that Currier needs the extra break time to put her on “equal footing” with the men and non-lactating women who take the exam.

The medical community response doesn’t seem to support her at all.

Neither does the public at large, judging from the comments here and here.