Atlanta BlackStar News: Fayette County At-Large Election Process Violates Voting Rights Act ANALYSIS Recall last week that I called out "The Atlanta Voice" for their diversionary scheme of noting the RACIAL MAKEUP of the elected leadership...Show More Summary
Fifteen years ago, on May 14, 1998, U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a landmark effort to promote a pivotal human right abroad. In October of that year, the Senate also acted and President Clinton signed the International … Continue reading ?
No one likes tax increases, and the 69-27 Senate vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act (S.336/H.R.684) is a clear one, right? Yes and no. First, this was only the Senate. A tough House vote remains. Even if the House approves, what’s it mean? Legislation giving states the power to compel retailers outside their borders to collect sales [...]
Best to be on the side of access to voting In the debate over the future of the Voting Rights Act, it sometimes becomes apparent that certain members of the Supreme Court are either oblivious to our nation’s recent history or willfully ignore it. Justice Antonin Scalia made this abundantly clear in his comments [...]
In a commentary upon Justice Antonin Scalia’s statement that the Voting Rights Act is a “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” The NAACP’s official magazine’s cover depicts the conservative justice wrapped in Confederate swag: Scalia’ comment, and the NAACP’s commentary upon it, highlights one of the many pitfalls facing the Republican Party as it attempts to rebrand [...]
Not sure how I feel about the cover of the most recent issue of The Crisis, but it sure does grab your attention. Justice Scalia on the Voting Rights Act And this last enactment, not a single vote in the Senate against it. And the House is pretty much the same….I think it is attributable, [...]
In France, lawmakers have now voted to legalize gay marriage, after months of debate and street protests. Here in the United States, lawmakers may be poised to act in another arena where the battle over gay civil rights is being fought: … Continue reading ?
Despite the Grand Electors of the centre-right - the Berlusconi coalition and the Regions of the Right, withdrawing from the Chamber without voting, Romano Prodi has been humbled by the Bersani faction of the Democratic Party actingShow More Summary
A few weeks ago, Justice Antonin Scalia referred to the Voting Rights Act as a “perpetuation of racial entitlement.” Now, he’s topped himself, as George Washington University law professor Spencer Overton explains: …on Monday night, Scalia told a group of students that the provision is an “embedded” form of “racial preferment.” He believes the provision [...]
Oh, shut up, Tony. Well, sure, okay, it's not a exactly a surprise that Antonin Scalia will be one of the U.S. Supreme Court justices choosing to gut the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by wrecking its key enforcement method in Section 5 of the law. Show More Summary
Americans need to push back strongly against anyone who would weaken the Voting Rights Act or who propose electoral policies that are at best simply divisive, and at worst direct attacks on the ability of people to participate in the process.
…”what had happened was I had followed Clarence (Thomas).” According to Business Insider: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made headlines when he called the Voting Rights Act a “racial entitlement,” and now he’s revealing the rationale behind that inflammatory
Not content with the barrage of outrage Justice Antonin Scalia elicited when he said during a recent oral argument that the Voting Rights Act is a “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” Scalia elaborated on this argument during a discussion with law students Monday, saying that the landmark civil rights legislation to end discrimination in voting is [...]
"Justice Antonin Scalia told law students on Monday evening that the Voting Rights Act is now an 'embedded' form of 'racial preferment.'... Scalia criticized Supreme Court precedents that expanded the number of protected minority groups, according to the Law Blog account. Show More Summary
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made headlines when he called the Voting Rights Act a "racial entitlement," and now he's revealing the rationale behind that inflammatory comment. The high court is currently reviewing Section 5 of...Show More Summary
Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday that key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act had evolved from an emergency response to racial discrimination to an “embedded” form of “racial preferment” likely to continue indefinitely unless the Supreme Court acted to end them.
"It's a mischaracterization of my position. I've never been against the Civil Rights Act, ever, and I continue to be for the Civil Rights Act as well as the Voting Rights Act. There was a long, one interview that had a long, extended...Show More Summary
Duke Law School Randall Kennedy, the Michael R. Klein Professor at Harvard Law School, delivers part 4 of a five-part lecture series on the modern history of the civil rights movement at Duke Law School during the spring 2013 semest...
It created an uproar in some quarters. As I pointed out previously, last month, while hearing oral arguments on a case concerning Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, Justice Antonin Scalia observed that, “whenever a society adopts racial...Show More Summary
The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has its day in the Supreme Court Wednesday in what has been described as the "ideal" case for gay rights activists. DOMA, which forbids the U.S. government from recognizing same-sex relationships defined by the states, has been a thorn in the side of the gay rights movement since its passage in 1996. Show More Summary