I want what every mother wants, what Trayvon Martin's parents wanted -- for my children to be safe. I want to not have to stay up at night wondering if they might fall prey to racial profiling or stereotyping that could hurt their hearts or, worse yet, take freedom or their very lives.
Now that a little time has passed, we can have a bit more perspective on the important cases handed down by the Court during the last week of this year's term. Looking at the cases as a group reveals the true colors of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Now we are shocked again to learn that "in a 5-to-4 vote" the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a lower court's ruling and award for the victim of a pharmaceutical drug's adverse reaction.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 is the fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Between 200,000 and 300,00 people, more than 75 percent of whom were African-American, gathered around the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
North Carolina is the latest in a string of Republican states to attempt to restrict women's access to reproductive care. But why now, 40 years after Roe v. Wade, which ruled abortion a matter a privacy, are we seeing such a concerted attack from the right?
The modern LDS Church has repeatedly stated that marriage is between "a man and a woman." This position is curious considering Mormons' infamous history of plural marriage and the struggles they faced because of it.
In his dissenting opinion in the DOMA case, Justice Scalia states with profound disgust that as a result of the decision, "the view that this court will take of state prohibition of same-sex marriage is indicated beyond mistaking." Justice Scalia, you are a veritable divining rod of the truth.
The most powerful impact of the Supreme Court's decision on Voting Rights may not be on the size of the minority vote. Instead, its most profound -- and insidious -- effect may reside in the weight it lends to an emergent narrative that racism is no longer a serious problem and that the real threat to equal justice now is "reverse discrimination" against whites.
Not having the option to marry the person I love in my home state -- the place where I grew up, where I learned to walk and speak, live and love, the place where I learned what growing up in a loving, committed family felt like -- is proof that the fight for equality still must continue.
An old friend I'm back in touch with thanks to Facebook loves to rail against Facebook -- on Facebook. When our electronic bond progressed to a real-w...
The practical consequences of allowing states to refuse to honor marriages performed according to the laws of other states would be severe.
Chief Justice John Roberts said that he thought lawyers arguing before the Supreme Court shouldn't answer any questions if they were asked too many, too fast -- and Justice Clarence Thomas has taken this a step further, to its logical conclusion by not even asking questions.
Now that states with a history of abusive behavior toward minority voters can change voting laws without getting "preclearance" from, well, anybody, there's nothing anybody can do about it.
As part of 92Y's partnership with Salon.com, editor at large Joan Walsh spoke with us about her disappointment with the Supreme Court's recent decisio...
There are many things that Obama cannot control about his legacy, but he should use every tool available to leave the broad mark on the judiciary that he is constitutionally required to make.
The gutting of the Voting Rights Act is a major setback in the struggle for racial justice. This doesn't mean we can't celebrate the death of DOMA and Prop 8, two hateful pieces of legislation. But we can't let our rainbow flags blind us to what's happening behind the scenes.