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by Brentin Mock on March 28 2013, 3:46PM
Once again, with gay rights in the news, a black commentator tries to talk a fake debate into existence.
by Jamilah King on March 25 2013, 9:12AM
It is one thing to read the polls…but it is more important to read the constitution.”
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by Jorge Rivas on March 21 2013, 11:14AM
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 80, survived two cancer diagnoses during her 20 years on the high court, and now hits the gym twice a week with her personal trainer to stay in shape.
by Brentin Mock on February 28 2013, 11:30AM
Yesterday’s Supreme Court hearing about Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act revealed a lot about how some of us deal with race in America. Here, five major takeaways straight from the courthouse.
by Brentin Mock on February 26 2013, 8:46AM
The Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in a case that could deeply gut the historic law. To understand where this is going, it’s crucial to know how we got here.
by Jorge Rivas on January 16 2013, 4:37PM
He resents affirmative action. She embraces affirmative action.
by Brentin Mock on November 14 2012, 9:54AM
The Voting Rights Act is, in some ways, living on borrowed time.
by Victor Goode on October 11 2012, 10:37AM
With the policy narrowed to one promoting diversity rather than fostering equity, the Court now wants to know how its success can possibly be measured.
by Julianne Hing on October 10 2012, 10:04AM
The core rationale for affirmative action has been lost in decades of legal wrangling over the policy.
by Hatty Lee on October 10 2012, 9:58AM
The case for affirmative action, from President Lyndon Johnson’s soaring 1965 speech to today’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court.
by Victor Goode on October 9 2012, 9:21AM
The Supreme Court has been closing the door on affirmative action since 1978. This week, justices hear the case that many believe will finally slam it shut.
by Brentin Mock on August 17 2012, 10:00AM
A conversation with election law expert Richard Hasen on the true scope of voter fraud, the power of the ACORN myth and John Roberts’ scary interest in the Voting Rights Act.
by Brentin Mock on July 12 2012, 10:14AM
In 1944, a landmark Supreme Court decision over Texas’ Jim Crow laws changed the arc of voting history. This week, the case that’s expected to change things again began its trip to the Roberts court.
by Hatty Lee on July 12 2012, 10:11AM
The state’s current challenge to the Voting Rights Act isn’t new. For decades, it’s put up the nation’s most aggressive fight against federal authority to protect voters of color.
by Aura Bogado on July 10 2012, 4:10PM
200,000 Latinos will turn 18 between now and Election Day. But if they’re in Texas, their right to vote is under threat.
by Jorge Rivas on July 5 2012, 5:28PM
Supreme Court’s 1070 ruling Drops the I-Word.
by Jorge Rivas on July 3 2012, 4:34PM
You can now play Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s ‘Pick Out The Immigrant’ game online.
by Imara Jones on June 29 2012, 9:30AM
Hold the victory celebrations. Yes, the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate, but it set up a scary fight over Medicaid—which is the half of the law that takes on the deep racial inequity burdening our health care system.
by Kai Wright on June 28 2012, 10:39AM
The conversation about health care reform has been steadfastly colorblind from the start. But to the degree we’re talking about the uninsured, we’re talking in starkly racial terms.