The Supreme Court will take up the case of gay marriage.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will decide whether hundreds of juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison without parole deserve a chance to be resentenced.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court overruled a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that reinstated same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting in North Carolina for midterm elections.
Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor dissented.
On Monday the Supreme Court turned down all pending state appeals in the gay-marriage cases, leaving rulings in five more states that said gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry in tact.
The move means that gay marriage will be legal in most of the nation, and it didn’t take a ruling by the high court to make it so.
The Supreme Court has ruled that family owned companies can opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions that allow female employees no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance if they have religious objections.
Members of Arkansas’ Supreme Court tossed out a judge’s ruling to strike down the state’s voter ID law on Wednesday.
In a 5-2 ruling, justices vacated the Pulaski County judge’s decision that the law violates the state’s constitution.
The Supreme Court ruled that a Michigan initiative that bans racial preferences in college admissions is constitutional, overturning a lower court decision.
The measure is expected to appear on this year’s ballot.
Can rap lyrics be used against you in court? The Supreme Court of New Jersey is considering just that. Next month the Court is expected to rule on whether rap lyrics written by defendants can be used during their trial(s).
The Supreme Court is currently evaluating the University of Michigan’s current ban on affirmative action, and most of the justices appear to agree that it should be upheld.
Several of them expressed doubts that the constitutional amendment violates minorities’ equal protection rights.
Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito and Anthony Kennedy all questioned why a state’s voters should not be able to change affirmative action policies, just as any other level of school or state government can. Justice Clarence Thomas’ vote for the ban is virtually assured.
The Supreme Court will decide if affirmative action is a justifiable factor in college admissions on Tuesday.
The judges will take on the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, a 2006 constitutional amendment banning the use of racial preferences in public university admissions.
Tomorrow’s ruling could not just affect the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus, but reach seven states. California, Florida, Arizona, Washington, Oklahoma, Nebraska and New Hampshire has similar bans.
Michigan Judge John Corbett O’Meara has ruled that juveniles convicted of first-degree murder must be considered for parole.
O’Meara’s ruling demands that the state no longer enforce their mandatory-no-parole law in the wake of a landmark Supreme Court decision.
That decision – which came down last year – abolished mandatory no-parole sentences for young people under the age of 18.
On his radio show with Tavis Smiley, Cornel West praised the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down DOMA, but also lamented its gutting of the Voting Rights Act.
According to West, the black community is suffering from waning visibility.
“We’re living in an age where we black folk are just being pushed to the back of the bus in terms of our visibility,” Mr. West said
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) slammed Clarence Thomas in a recent interview, admonishing him for voting to essentially gut the Voting Rights Act.
According to Johnson, Thomas’ horrific vote ranks below the actions of Eric Snowden, the NSA contractor wanted by the government for leaking classified information about U.S. surveillance programs.
Republicans in states across the south wasted no time taking advantage of the Supreme Court ruling that gutted the Voting Rights Act yesterday.
The ruling freed 15 historically racist states from needing federal approval before changing election procedures.
Initiatives like Photo ID laws and early voting hours are now up from grabs.
Today, the Supreme Court will hear arguments concerning the constitutionality of the California Prop 8 marriage ban.
The argument is scheduled to last only one hour, but it may give clues as to how the justices are leaning. It will begin shortly after 10 a.m. Eastern time. About 1 p.m. the court will release audio of the arguments on its website. About an hour later, it will post written transcripts.