If the 5-4 Voting Rights Act decision lays bare a stark national divide, Fisher v. University of Texas, at 7-1, sends a different message. It serves as an invitation to investigate how racial diversity uniquely improves student outcomes and promotes the public good.
Equal Justice Under Law. Those are the words carved in white Vermont marble on the west front of the U.S. Supreme Court building. But last week, the Supreme Court dispensed a version of justice that's anything but equal for millions of Americans.
Voters under the age of 30 turned out in record numbers in last year's election. But many of those young voters might not have been able to participate at all if the Supreme Court's recent ruling striking down a crucial part of the federal Voting Rights Act had been in effect last year.
As the fight for marriage equality continues in the states, the forces of social reaction redouble their efforts to brazen their way past the fact th...
What is there to win? No woman wants to "win" by having to have an abortion. Do the primarily white male legislators fear losing control? Losing political contributions? Do men fear losing out to women who really do need freedom for health care of their own bodies?
If we're all equal, the machinery of democracy shouldn't be gummed up by outdated racial classifications. In other words, the Supreme Court is increasingly embracing the Constitution's structural and rights-based protections for individual freedom and self-governance.
This far-from-perfect bill creates a long, expensive and complicated legalization process that needs more clarity. And who knows what the House will come up with to further gum up the works?
Discriminatory practices are increasingly institutionalized. Allowing voter suppression tactics to occur unchecked not only disenfranchises voters, but solidifies the power of dominant groups to control decision-making at local, state, and national levels.
Republicans are at it again, making it harder to vote. It is no coincidence that these major voting changes are being considered a week after the Supreme Court struck down the coverage formula in Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.
As we gather at the Lincoln Memorial on August 24th of this year to continue the dream of those who fought for full equality and citizenship within this nation, the question will be, do we as a people want to be made whole?
Since 2006, Chief Justice Roberts and his trusty sidekick, Justice Alito, have been busy making zombies of good election laws -- removing just enough that they are rendered brain dead, and yet leaving just enough intact that technically the law is still alive.
We the people of Zimbabwe, "United in our diversity by our common desire for freedom, justice and equality... Determined to overcome all challenges an...
Texas is now a battleground. The path to blue Texas will not be easy, but the road to get there is clear. Make no mistake, the Texas GOP's war against women will soon become a war against Wendy.
In striking the formula basis for preclearance under Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and amendments, the Supreme Court put the rock in the hand of Goliath.
The upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the first hosted by the New York Mets since 1964, reminding me that following the All-Star br...
The Republican Party's efforts to repress minority voting through voter ID laws, redistricting, changing polling places and hours etc., indicate that "current conditions" are as miserable as ever