Tag: supreme court

How Supreme Court could scuttle critical Fair Housing rule

| October 16, 2014

By Jeff Larson and Nikole Hannah-Jones Special to NNPA from ProPublica SPECIAL REPORT The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will take up a key enforcement tool used to address systemic discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. This is the third time in recent years that the Court has decided to hear a case […]

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The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

| July 16, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that the Court’s conservative majority and the larger conservative movement pretended were about “religious freedom.” In the one case, involving the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores and the Conestoga Wagon Specialties company, which makes wood cabinets, the majority ruled […]

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Right wing media pretends racism doesn’t exist

Right wing media pretends racism doesn’t exist

| June 11, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist A new posting by MediaMatters.org, the media watchdog group, sums up the conservative strategy under the headline, “Don’t Litigate It, Don’t Ever Talk About It: Right-Wing Media’s Solution to Racial Discrimination.” The report recounts the media storm touched off by “The Case for Reparations,” Ta-Nehisi Coates’ excellent cover story in […]

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Supreme Court’s air pollution surprises Texas

Supreme Court’s air pollution surprises Texas

| April 30, 2014

We would love here a detailed analysis of the court’s thinking on what looks like a very surprising ruling from a “conservative” court. Supreme Court’s Air Pollution Ruling Goes Against Texas by Neena Satija photo by: Andrea Parker / Cory Maluski *Correction appended Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout. The state of Texas, […]

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Supreme Court ruling emphasizes need for black colleges, universities

Supreme Court ruling emphasizes need for black colleges, universities

| April 29, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Like spring this year, the Supreme Court decision, stimulated by the 2006 Michigan voters’ ban on affirmative action in the state’s colleges and universities, came late. The high court heard arguments on the case Oct. 15, 2013, following a Michigan federal court reversal of the voters’ ban earlier that same year. Last […]

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Supreme Court rules against victim of child porn

Supreme Court rules against victim of child porn

| April 24, 2014

We’re sure there are some complex “constitutional” matters at work here that place this ruling in a realm of understanding that is beyond us. Nevertheless, here is your Constitution, or rather activist Supreme Court justices at work. Once again, in an oligarchy such as ours, follow the money. Don’t you find it interesting that we […]

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The Supreme Court affirms right of rich to buy government influence

| April 2, 2014

We’re all about honesty, so it’s about time someone put it all in the open and let it be known that politics is about being bought and sold. Folks can buy the politicians needed to make the laws they need to profit and if you’re poor, well, these are the breaks. This also means folks […]

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A retrograde Supreme Court

| August 13, 2013

By Lee A. Daniels—No matter how much some commentators try to spin the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman as an example that the legal system worked properly, the freeing of Trayvon Martin’s killer actually underscores multiple bitter truths. One is that for black Americans, “the law” has more often been predator than protector.

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Supreme Court Justice equates black voting rights with ‘racial entitlements’

| March 13, 2013

By George E. Curry
WASHINGTON—In the oral arguments recently before the Supreme Court to determine whether a key section of the Voting Rights Act should be upheld, Justice Antonin Scalia referred to the provision as “perpetuation of racial entitlement.”

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