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For Justice Kennedy, It’s the Dignity of Gay Couples Versus the Dignity of the State

At the end of Tuesday's oral arguments it wasn't clear whether Justice Kennedy would side completely with marriage equality advocates.

At the end of Tuesday’s oral arguments it wasn’t clear whether Justice Kennedy would side completely with marriage equality advocates.

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The Fair Housing Act Protects Domestic Abuse Victims, So Naturally the Supreme Court Will Probably Gut It

The Roberts Court takes aim at another key civil rights law, and the prognosis is bad.

The Roberts Court takes aim at another key civil rights law, and the prognosis is bad.

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Will the Supreme Court Re-Visit Voting Rights Before the 2016 Elections?

A petition filed by voting rights advocates urges the Roberts Court to settle whether restrictive voter ID laws violate the Voting Rights Act prior to the 2016 presidential election.

A petition filed by voting rights advocates urges the Roberts Court to settle whether restrictive voter ID laws violate the Voting Rights Act prior to the 2016 presidential election.

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Lawsuit: Ferguson Area School Board Elections Violate Voting Rights Act

A federal lawsuit claims the Ferguson-Florissant School Board election process blocks Black voters out of the political process.

A federal lawsuit claims the Ferguson-Florissant School Board election process blocks Black voters out of the political process.

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Supreme Court Blocks Wisconsin Republicans’ Voter ID Law

In striking a Massachusetts buffer zone law, the U.S. Supreme Court has dramatically reframed the debate over balancing the rights of patients and providers with the rights of abortion protesters.

In an order issued Thursday night the Roberts Court ruled Wisconsin officials could not enforce voter identification requirements in the November general election.

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Supreme Court Lets North Carolina Voting Restrictions Take Effect

In an order released early Saturday morning, a majority of the justices refused to reinstate a lower court ruling that blocked the law from being enforced in the November election.

An order issued Wednesday lifts an appeals court order blocking several portions of a 2013 North Carolina law designed to make voting harder in the state.

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Justice Kennedy and the Supreme Court’s Tilted Scale

Justice Anthony Kennedy

In a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, which paved the way for similar state-level legislation, five justices voted in favor of weakening the separation of church and state; but the implications of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s libertarian jurisprudence are the most dangerous and far-reaching.

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Please Stop Asking Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Resign

The calls for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign at the end of the Supreme Court's term this summer may be well-intentioned, but they are ultimately misguided.

The calls for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign at the end of the Supreme Court’s term this summer may be well-intentioned, but they are ultimately misguided.

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The Very Real Consequences of Young People Not Voting

As we cycle into midterm elections, this is no time for young people like me to stay home (or in the dorm).

As we cycle into midterm elections, this is no time for young people like me to stay home (or in the dorm).

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Racism at Play in Blocked Obama Nomination

Debo Adegbile

Racism is the best explanation for the debate surrounding Debo Adegbile’s nomination to the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. It was precisely because Adegbile is such a good pick to head the division that the right wing launched a vicious smear campaign that, sadly and predictably, worked.

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