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  • Discrimination is discrimination even if it's not intentional

    In an ideal America, it might be appropriate for the law to concern itself only with racial discrimination that is overt, conscious and deliberate. In the real America of entrenched racial inequality, Congress and the courts rightly have recognized that...
  • Frankel, Wasserman Schultz criticize Republican moves to restrict abortion

    Frankel, Wasserman Schultz criticize Republican moves to restrict abortion
    U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, and Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, criticized Republican opposition to abortion on Thursday, the 42nd anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that legalized abortion. Statement...
  • Buoyed by November election results, abortion opponents push new bills in state legislatures

    Buoyed by conservative gains in the November election, foes of abortion are mobilizing on behalf of bills in several state legislatures that would further curtail women's access to the procedure. On both sides of the debate, activists are highlighting...
  • Supreme Court won't take up fight over ownership of looted art at Norton Simon Museum

    A New York woman who has been fighting for years over ownership of two Renaissance masterpieces seized by the Nazis during World War II won a legal round this week when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to grant a hearing on a Southern California museum's...
  • Supreme Court asked to scale back landmark fair housing law

    The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it may be about to chip away at  another 1960s-era civil rights law. At issue is the Fair Housing Act of 1968, passed a week after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The law makes it illegal to refuse to...
  • State lawmakers must reject political attacks on abortion

     State lawmakers must reject political attacks on abortion
    Thursday marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. In the 42 years since that decision, abortion has been safely provided in doctors' offices across the country — with studies...
  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination. Justice Antonin Scalia on Wednesday appeared at times to side with the...
  • Rekha Basu: Nation's voting rights laws headed in wrong direction

    One of the most painful scenes in Ava DuVernay's film, "Selma," about Martin Luther King Jr.'s protest marches in Selma, Ala., shows nurse Annie Lee Cooper, played by Oprah Winfrey, being turned away from registering to vote because she can't name the...
  • Make same-sex marriage the law of the land

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Tuesday, Jan. 20: The debate over same-sex marriage begins and ends with the question of whether it is a matter of equal rights and therefore protected under the Constitution. The U.S....
  • Norton Simon dealt setback in Nazi-looted art case

    The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Norton Simon Museum on Tuesday by refusing to review a legal ruling that has jeopardized its hold on paintings of Adam and Eve from the 1500s that have been among its most prized masterpieces. The Pasadena...
  • Protesters disrupt beginning of U.S. Supreme Court session

    WASHINGTON Protesters, including at least one shouting "one person, one vote," disrupted the beginning of the U.S. Supreme Court session on Wednesday. The demonstration came five years to the day after the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, which...