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This (Stolen) Land Is Our Land

This (Stolen) Land Is Our Land

by Aura Bogado on November 12 2013, 7:00AM

The Onondaga Nation was not allowed to bring claims for stolen land in Upstate New York into court until 1974. Now, it’s been told it waited too long.

Topics: History, Politics

Affirmative Action Prospects Dim After Schuette

Affirmative Action Prospects Dim After Schuette

by Julianne Hing on October 16 2013, 2:03PM

The prospects for the pro-affirmative action plaintiffs in Tuesday’s Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action Supreme Court case were never terribly promising. And the oral arguments yesterday did little to challenge that notion.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

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

Obama Administration Tells Colleges: Don't Be Afraid to Use Affirmative Action

Obama Administration Tells Colleges: Don’t Be Afraid to Use Affirmative Action

by Julianne Hing on September 27 2013, 5:03PM

It’s the administration’s first guidance since the Supreme Court ruled on affirmative action this summer.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

The Court's Bizarre 1 Percent Rule

The Court’s Bizarre 1 Percent Rule

by Aura Bogado on July 2 2013, 8:19AM

What the Supreme Court still doesn’t understand about the relationship between the U.S. government and Native nations.

Topics: Baby Veronica, History

The Affirmative Action Non-Ruling, Explained

The Affirmative Action Non-Ruling, Explained

by Victor Goode on June 25 2013, 8:35AM

Wait, what exactly did they decide? Our resident constitutional law prof breaks it down.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Justice Ginsburg's Dissent a Roadmap for Defenders of Affirmative Action

Justice Ginsburg’s Dissent a Roadmap for Defenders of Affirmative Action

by Julianne Hing on June 24 2013, 3:25PM

Ginsburg alone said the Supreme Court was silly to settle for such a technical ruling when they had plenty of information to dispense with Fisher’s case right now.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW

The Equity Gap, 1965-2013 [Infographic] Infographic

The Equity Gap, 1965-2013 [Infographic]

by Erin Zipper, Dom Apollon on June 24 2013, 1:14PM

A graphic look at why affirmative action started—and what its loss may mean for higher education.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Supreme Court Issues Big Non-Decision on Affirmative Action

Supreme Court Issues Big Non-Decision on Affirmative Action

by Julianne Hing on June 24 2013, 11:06AM

In short, the long, ugly fight over affirmative action will continue.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Five Decisions to Watch From the Supreme Court

Five Decisions to Watch From the Supreme Court

by Aura Bogado on June 20 2013, 11:36AM

The high court’s decisions will affect the future of affirmative action, voting rights, tribal sovereignty, and marriage equality.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

The Cherokee Nation's Baby Girl Goes on Trial

The Cherokee Nation’s Baby Girl Goes on Trial

by Aura Bogado on April 24 2013, 9:56AM

The Supreme Court’s hearing about the Indian Child Welfare Act last week had everything to do with tribal sovereignty. Here’s why.

Topics: Baby Veronica, History, Politics

The Familiar and False Argument That Gay Rights 'Shut Out' Other Civil Rights

The Familiar and False Argument That Gay Rights ‘Shut Out’ Other Civil Rights

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.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Media, /NOW

Watch California AG Kamala Harris Make the Case for Marriage Equality

Watch California AG Kamala Harris Make the Case for Marriage Equality

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.”

Topics: /NOW

Meet Bryant Johnson, Justice Ginsburg's Personal Trainer

Meet Bryant Johnson, Justice Ginsburg’s Personal Trainer

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

At 'Shelby v. Holder' Hearing, Debate Over Southern Racism and Congressional Power

At ‘Shelby v. Holder’ Hearing, Debate Over Southern Racism and Congressional Power

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.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Voting Rights Act

What Is Alabama's Problem With the Voting Rights Act?

What Is Alabama’s Problem With the Voting Rights Act?

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.

Topics: Voting Rights, History, Politics, Voting Rights Act

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

Why the Voting Rights Act Likely Won't Survive Supreme Court Review

Why the Voting Rights Act Likely Won’t Survive Supreme Court Review

by Brentin Mock on November 14 2012, 9:54AM

The Voting Rights Act is, in some ways, living on borrowed time.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Affirmative Action's Fate May Turn on Defining 'Critical Mass' of Diversity

Affirmative Action’s Fate May Turn on Defining ‘Critical Mass’ of Diversity

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.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

How Diversity Trumped Equity--and May Kill Affirmative Action

How Diversity Trumped Equity—and May Kill Affirmative Action

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.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

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