Tag: Supreme Court

Don't Like Trump or Clinton Vote for the Next SCOTUS Appointee

A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote against Trump pushing his hateful agenda into the Supreme Court. This is the message behind a new ad from People for the American Way, an organization that fights for equality, freedom and diversity. As Election Day draws nearer, many Americans are dissatisfied…

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case of Juror's Racial Bias

The Supreme Court will hear a case next month where justices will determine if racially charged comments during jury deliberations are grounds for breaking juror confidentiality. In a 2010 sexual assault trial in Colorado, a juror identified as H.C. during deliberations said of the defendant, Miguel Angel Pea Rodriguez, “I…

Supreme Court Deadlocked Over Immigration, Leaving Millions in Jeopardy

The Supreme Court deadlocked on a decision regarding President Barack Obama’s immigration policy, leaving millions of undocumented immigrants in jeopardy. The justices released a one-sentence ruling: “The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.” This leaves the program, which would have prevented millions of people from being deported, in…

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court ruled this morning to uphold an affirmative action program at the University of Texas, determining that using race as a factor in the admissions process to achieve greater diversity is constitutional. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the opinion for the majority and was joined by Justices Ruth Bader…

Supreme Court Rules Against Conservatives in Voting Rights Case

The Supreme Court unanimously voted Monday that states may continue to uphold the long-held “one person, one vote” rule when drawing state legislative districts. Had the appellants won the case, political power in Texas would have deviated from urban, younger and overall Democratic areas in favor of rural, older, whiter…

Supreme Court Justices Challenge Affirmative Action at Universities

Just as the racially charged protests at colleges and universities across the country gradually died down, affirmative action in higher education is now taking center stage as a heated discussion takes place in the Supreme Court where one justice has already questioned if Black students even have a place in…

Supreme Court Decides To Revisit Affirmative Action

By Sheryl Estrada The Supreme Court is once again involved in the affirmative action case Abigail Fisher vs. The University of Austin at Texas, announcing Monday it will hear an appeal by Fisher, for a second time, this fall. Fisher filed a lawsuit in 2008 after she was denied admission…