As we mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, I can’t help but notice that many of the gains made as a result of the Civil Rights Movement are being rolled back.
This week in legal news: the bad policy and law behind admitting privileges restrictions, and Republicans’ obstructionism on judicial nominees becomes transparently misogynistic.
LGBTQ rights are not the single civil rights issue of our time. To think otherwise, as all too many do, is the same sort of misrecognition that shaped the Supreme Court’s VRA ruling: the notion that the work of the civil rights movement is done, and it’s time for LGBTQ people to take up their mantle.
Wendy Davis wouldn’t have won re-election if she hadn’t challenged GOP gerrymandering under the section of the VRA that was gutted by the Supreme Court this week.
Not quite two hours after the decision came down, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced the state’s voter ID law would go into effect, and voter ID laws are also expected to go into effect in Mississippi and South Carolina.
The Roberts Court may be waiting until the bitter end of its current term to deliver the much-awaited decisions on same-sex marriage, affirmative action, and voting rights, but as this term comes to a close the agenda of the conservative wing of the court couldn’t be clearer.
At the center of recent legal and legislative battles is the question of how to determine the exact moment when everyone truly has equal opportunities.
No, Dana Milbank, Justices Sotomayor and Kagan are not like Justice Scalia at all.
There’s a lot to be worried about when it comes to the Voting Rights Act, including the Chief Justice saving face.
In granting review of Shelby Co. v. Holder the Roberts Court sent signals the Voting Rights Act is in real trouble.