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Lawyers Want $2 Million For Gutting Voting Rights Act

Lawyers Want $2 Million For Gutting Voting Rights Act

by Brentin Mock on November 6 2013, 3:34PM

Law firm that helped gut the Voting Rights Act wants millions for their work.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Five SCOTUS Cases Worth Watching

Five SCOTUS Cases Worth Watching

by Brentin Mock on October 9 2013, 7:00AM

The new U.S. Supreme Court session started this month. Here are a few cases with racial justice implications

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW, Politics

SCOTUS Voting Rights Act Decision Might Not Apply to Texas

SCOTUS Voting Rights Act Decision Might Not Apply to Texas

by Brentin Mock on June 27 2013, 8:38PM

Texas was one of the first to run wild after the SCOTUS decision on the Voting Rights Act. A racist redistricting plan may lasso it back in.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

State Attorney Generals Vow Immediate Voter ID Implementation

State Attorney Generals Vow Immediate Voter ID Implementation

by Brentin Mock on June 25 2013, 4:39PM

States that had holding back on voter ID laws are now moving forward full throttle after the Shelby decision.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

Justice Ginsburg Quotes King and Shakespeare in Shelby Dissent

Justice Ginsburg Quotes King and Shakespeare in Shelby Dissent

by Brentin Mock on June 25 2013, 3:50PM

Justice Ginsburg rips apart the majority’s opinion which hollowed the Voting Rights Act.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

OK, Congress, Time to Get Your (Voting Rights) Act Together

OK, Congress, Time to Get Your (Voting Rights) Act Together

by Brentin Mock on June 25 2013, 11:30AM

Congress now must go back to the drawing board on the Voting Rights Act. Can it?

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Does the SCOTUS Arizona Ruling Impact the Voting Rights Act Case?

Does the SCOTUS Arizona Ruling Impact the Voting Rights Act Case?

by Brentin Mock on June 20 2013, 12:45PM

What does this week’s SCOTUS decision on proof-of-citizenship laws have to do with their upcoming decision on the Voting Rights Act?

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

10 Powerful Images of Protesters at This Week's Gay Marriage Hearing

10 Powerful Images of Protesters at This Week’s Gay Marriage Hearing

by Jorge Rivas on March 27 2013, 2:09PM

Supporters of gay marriage have been outside of the court to witness what could precipitate historic changes in how same-sex couples are treated under the law.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Sotomayor and Thomas Benefited from Affirmative Action, But Split Starkly on Issue

Sotomayor and Thomas Benefited from Affirmative Action, But Split Starkly on Issue

by Jorge Rivas on January 16 2013, 4:37PM

He resents affirmative action. She embraces affirmative action.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Justice Kennedy Never Used the Term ‘Illegal Immigrants’ in SB1070 Ruling

by Jorge Rivas on July 5 2012, 5:28PM

Supreme Court’s 1070 ruling Drops the I-Word.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez? Play 'Pick Out The Immigrant' Game Online

Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez? Play ‘Pick Out The Immigrant’ Game Online

by Jorge Rivas on July 3 2012, 4:34PM

You can now play Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s ‘Pick Out The Immigrant’ game online.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Anti-Choice Groups: Health Care Gives Biggest Boost to Abortion Since Roe v. Wade

Anti-Choice Groups: Health Care Gives Biggest Boost to Abortion Since Roe v. Wade

by Jorge Rivas on June 28 2012, 2:57PM

Well-funded anti-choice sources are claiming that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) represents a federally funded abortion free-for-all.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez Gives Congress  'Pick Out The Immigrant' Pop Quiz!

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez Gives Congress ‘Pick Out The Immigrant’ Pop Quiz!

by Jorge Rivas on June 27 2012, 3:51PM

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez discussed the SB 1070 Supreme Court decision on the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday and provided a short quiz he called “Pick Out The Immigrant” with celebrity subjects like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Supreme Court Rules Md. Prisoners Can't Be Counted as Residents--and It's a Good Thing

Supreme Court Rules Md. Prisoners Can’t Be Counted as Residents—and It’s a Good Thing

by Jorge Rivas on June 27 2012, 2:38PM

The Supreme Court SB 1070 ruling earlier this week stole all the headlines but there were two additional rulings that were significant.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

President Obama Still Concerned About 'Practical Impact' of Remaining SB 1070 Provision

President Obama Still Concerned About ‘Practical Impact’ of Remaining SB 1070 Provision

by Jorge Rivas on June 26 2012, 11:00AM

Mr. Obama, for his part, said on Monday he is “pleased” the court struck down some of the law’s key provisions. He also acknowledged that the court’s ruling put the responsibility for immigration law squarely in the federal government’s hands.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

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