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Goodwin Liu Confirmation Gives CA Court Majority of Asian Justices

Goodwin Liu Confirmation Gives CA Court Majority of Asian Justices

by Jorge Rivas on September 2 2011, 12:00PM

Liu is the high court’s only Democrat and considered an expert on constitutional law, education policy and civil rights.

Topics: Politics

Is SB 1070 Constitutional? Don't Expect a Simple Ruling

Is SB 1070 Constitutional? Don’t Expect a Simple Ruling

by Daisy Hernandez on July 15 2010, 7:14PM

There are more devilish details to sort out than you think.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Judge Not: NJ Gov. Christie Ousts Lone Black Justice

by Michelle Chen on June 3 2010, 10:35AM

New Jersey’s new governor is zealously spreading a conservative agenda across his state, all the way up to the courthouse door. Gov. Chris Christie has sparked outrage in his decision not to reappoint the one Black judge of the state…

Topics: Criminal Justice, Politics

Louisiana Interracial Couple Denied Marriage License, for the Kids’ Sake

by Channing Kennedy on October 15 2009, 2:42PM

From the Associated Press: HAMMOND, La. — A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have. Keith Bardwell, justice of the…

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NYC Judge ‘Fights’ Foreclosures by Reading, Being a Judge

by Channing Kennedy on August 31 2009, 1:52PM

The New York Times today introduces us to Arthur Schack, in an article that’s heartwarming to read, but discouraging that it had to be written. Justice Schack, who serves on the New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn, has…

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Obama Names Three New Asian American Federal Judge Nominees for California, First Vietnamese District Judge

by Jorge Rivas on August 10 2009, 11:05AM

LA Times is reporting “President Obama has named four new federal judge nominees for California, three of them Asian Americans, who have long been underrepresented on the federal bench.” According to the LA TImes, the nominees include: Dolly Gee,…

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¡Felicidades, Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor!

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2009, 11:45AM

Congratulations, Sonia! Everyone here at RaceWire is so excited for you. It was a 68-31 vote; we’ll go after those folks later. For now, it is time to celebrate your nomination as the 111th Supreme Court Justice. We can’t…

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Is “Tough Love” a Two-Way Street? Obama’s Speech in Ghana, What it Said, and What It left Out

by Guest Columnist on July 14 2009, 12:46PM

President Obama Speaks in Ghana from White House on Vimeo. by Victor Goode Last week President Obama continued his remarkable popularity outside of the country that elected him. He attracted huge crowds on his recent trip to Ghana as he…

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Sotomayor Hearing, Day Two: Who We’re Reading [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on July 14 2009, 11:34AM

Live streaming coverage of the Sotomayor confirmation hearings Today is day two of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing. In addition to our own coverage right here on RaceWire, here’s who we’re watching. (And here’s our list from yesterday.)…

Topics: Video & Multimedia

Sotomayor Hearings Are Opportunity to Shift Discourse On Race

by Guest Columnist on July 13 2009, 1:59PM

Written by Stephen Menendian and Brookes Hammock Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is the nation’s first Latina nominated to the United States Supreme Court, and would be only the third woman to join that bench….

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Sotomayor’s Opening Remarks [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on July 13 2009, 12:53PM

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Transcript here. Let’s dig into it in the comments. To get us started, here’s Adam Serwer at Tapped with his breakdown….

Topics: Video & Multimedia

Horne vs. Flores: Race and Language, An Uncertain Future

by Guest Columnist on July 13 2009, 10:54AM

Written by Victor Goode The ideological split on the Supreme Court over issues of race is now common knowledge. With the exception of the this terms voting rights case, the courts conservative majority tends to vote to restrict racial…

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RaceWire Allies Liveblogging Sotomayor Hearings [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on July 13 2009, 10:33AM

Hoo boy! Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings kicked off this morning, and like RaceWire’s Debayani Kar said earlier, this thing is going to be lousy with clumsy conservative race and gender politics. Not to mention a foregone…

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Republican Witnesses Against Sotomayor Include Arab-American Internment Endorser

by Debayani Kar on July 9 2009, 7:26PM

The Senate Judiciary Committee today released the witness list called by Democrats and Republicans for next week’s confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. The Republican-picked lineup is disappointingly unsurprising, especially when given that the committee’s ranking member, Sen….

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Ricci vs. Destefano, One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

by Guest Columnist on June 30 2009, 4:19PM

Written by Victor Goode Yesterday the Supreme Court handed down a major civil rights decision of this term. In the case Ricci vs. Destefano the Court ruled that the City of New Haven was guilty of “reverse discrimination” because they…

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Sixty-two Percent say Sotomayor Should be Confirmed to Supreme Court

by Jorge Rivas on June 29 2009, 7:53AM

via Think Progress A new Washington Post/ABC News poll out today asked respondents if the Senate “should or should not confirm” Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Sixty-two percent said that the Senate “should” confirm her — the…

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Race by Another Name?

by Guest Columnist on June 25 2009, 11:24AM

Written by Victor Goode Sometimes cases that never mention race at all end up having a disproportionate impact on people of color. There are countless examples of this proposition, but one that occurred recently was a case ruled on…

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Voting rights today: The more things change…

by Michelle Chen on June 23 2009, 7:42PM

In a much-anticipated decision this week, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that thanks to the passage of the Voting Rights Act more than 40 years ago, “we are now a very different Nation.” The politically fraught case, Northwest Austin…

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5 Reasons Why Only White Males are Supreme Court Material

by Terry Keleher on June 4 2009, 12:12PM

(cartoon via) This talking points memo must have landed in the wrong inbox… TO: All red-blooded God-fearing Americans RE: 5 reasons why white men are more fit for the Supreme Court than that Latina woman • White men are…

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Sotomayor ‘Gotchas’ Would Clear the Bench [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on June 4 2009, 11:54AM

Tammy Johnson teases the criticisms of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s statement on Latina empathy and the role of the courts. By the same ‘gotcha’ logic, Tammy would fire Alito and Scalia… and she’s just getting started….

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