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  • How racism underlies voter ID laws: the academics weigh in

    How racism underlies voter ID laws: the academics weigh in
    Are voting laws requiring photo IDs inherently racially discriminatory, as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg maintained in her blistering dissent Saturday morning?   A team of politician scientists from Appalachian State, Texas Tech and the...
  • Justice Ginsburg sees what motivates Texas' voter ID law: racism

    Justice Ginsburg sees what motivates Texas' voter ID law: racism
    As one might expect, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had no difficulty putting her finger on the point of Texas' voter ID law: it's openly racist.  Ginsburg's colleagues voted 6-3 to allow the Texas law to remain in effect for the upcoming...
  • High court action on Texas ID law shows mixed record on voting rights

    High court action on Texas ID law shows mixed record on voting rights
    “There is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote in April. Roberts spoke then for the court’s conservative majority in striking down...
  • Colin Powell on 'Fury': 'This is Really How It is'

    A gaggle of D.C. VIPs including Vice President Joe Biden turned out for the world preem of Sony's "Fury" at Washington, D.C.'s Newseum Wednesday night (15). Wisely avoiding the red carpet scrum outside, Biden and Second Lady Jill slipped quietly into the...
  • Supreme Court clears the way for gay marriage in 11 more states

    Supreme Court clears the way for gay marriage in 11 more states
    Just 12 years ago, it was illegal for gays and lesbians to marry anywhere in the U.S. But Monday,‎ the drive to legalize same-sex marriage — which began some two decades ago as a seemingly far-fetched quest — neared final victory as...
  • Supreme Court allows North Carolina voting restrictions to take effect

    Supreme Court allows North Carolina voting restrictions to take effect
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed new voting restrictions, considered among the nation's most stringent, to go into effect. The court, with two of the nine justices dissenting, granted a last-minute request by state officials seeking to...
  • Supreme Court's surprise move opens door to gay marriage in 30 states

    Supreme Court's surprise move opens door to gay marriage in 30 states
    The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, a surprising move that will allow gay men and women to get married in five additional states, with more likely to follow quickly. On the first day...
  • Court's silence on marriage speaks volumes [Editorial]

    Court's silence on marriage speaks volumes  [Editorial]
    Marriage equality took one of its biggest leaps forward today without anything happening at all. By deciding not to hear any of the same-sex marriage cases appealed to it, the Supreme Court immediately voided bans on gay marriage in five more states...
  • Law firm in Hobby Lobby win is playing key role in religion cases

    Law firm in Hobby Lobby win is playing key role in religion cases
    The Supreme Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision has thrust a once-little-known boutique law firm into the center of a growing conservative movement to make faith-based exemptions as potent a legal tool as free speech has been for liberals. The...
  • One of the worse Supreme Court decisions ever

    There have been some great landmark Supreme Court decisions: Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, U.S. v. Nixon, and Lawrence v. Texas, to name but a few. And there have been a number of doozies. Among them: Plessy v. Ferguson, Dred Scott v....
  • Supreme Court awards Wheaton College temporary exemption on Obamacare birth control

    Supreme Court awards Wheaton College temporary exemption on Obamacare birth control
    The Supreme Court gave Wheaton College a temporary exemption from birth control coverage required by President Barack Obama's health reform law, days after ruling that for-profit employers can opt out for religious reasons. The court said on Thursday...