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  • How to diversify the Ivy League club that is the Supreme Court

    Easy for them to say, since they’re already on the Supreme Court, but three justices agreed the other day that the court isn’t diverse enough. In a forum at their alma mater, Yale Law School, Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor and Samuel A....
  • Messing with voting rights in Texas

    Messing with voting rights in Texas
    If there was evidence that voter fraud was prevalent — or even a serious possibility — then perhaps the Supreme Court's ruling early Saturday allowing Texas to impose one of the strictest voter photo identification laws in the country would...
  • Shame on Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court

    In allowing Texas' voter identification law to go into effect, at least for the November election, the U.S. Supreme Court last week showed the nation precisely what it meant in 2013 when its conservatives struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act...
  • GOP seeks to suppress votes with ID laws

    GOP seeks to suppress votes with ID laws
    I agree with former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. that voting is "our most sacred constitutional right" ("Middle class value claims are a joke," Oct. 19). "The removal of ineligible names (mostly the deceased) disenfranchises nobody," Mr. Ehrlich wrote. No...
  • 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

    “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

    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...
  • 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...