ABOUT Joshua Griggs
June 23, 2009
By preserving a key component of civil rights law, justices avoid huge harm to the legitimacy of this Supreme Court.
How aging-out of the foster care system led me to build my own family.
June 26, 2009
If ever we needed a concrete of example of what's at stake when it comes to Supreme Court appointments, this week's decision in Safford United School District #1 v. Redding fits the bill. This is the case from Arizona involving a 13 year-old middle school student who was strip-searched at school on suspicion of having non-prescription drugs. Justice Thomas’ solo opinion shows once and for all that he’s pretty much gone off the grid.....
Given his seeming reluctance to explicitly draw attention to the historic nature of his election as the first black president of the United States, Barack Obama’s Sunday commencement address at Notre Dame was notable for his mention not only his presidency as a racial milestone, but also for his acknowledgment of the 55th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education. It’s become fashionable in some black circles to downplay the significance of Brown...