On Monday, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote an op-ed in that most venerable paper of record, the New York Times, in which he calls for a repeal of the Second Amendment, the constitutional basis for the “right” to bear arms, calling it a “more effective and more lasting reform” than stricter gun…
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to immediately review lower-court decisions that keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program from going kaput, in what has to be a huge relief to DACA recipients, and is yet another blow to the Trump administration.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture unveiled its latest exhibit, one featuring Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a figure whose absence from the museum when it opened a year ago raised eyebrows among conservatives.
Keith Tharpe, a Georgia man who was convicted of murder in 1991 and sentenced to death, did not die as scheduled Tuesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that the government cannot refuse to register a trademark because some may find the trademarked words offensive, saying that the disparagement clause of the copyright law is not an anti-discrimination clause but, rather, a “happy-talk” clause.
The Supreme Court on Monday said that it had zero time for North Carolina and its shenanigans, rejecting an appeal to reinstate its
stupid voter-identification laws, which a lower court had ruled targeted African Americans “with almost surgical precision.”
On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that school districts must provide students with disabilities the opportunity to make “appropriately ambitious” progress in their education, and that decision will likely have an impact on the 6.5 million students with disabilities in the United States.
Duane Buck may get justice yet. On Wednesday the Supreme Court of the United States ordered a new hearing for Buck, a black Texas inmate who has sat for years on death row, after hearing claims that improper testimony about his race got him sentenced to death.
Amid the resulting commotion from his latest executive actions, President Donald Trump announced Monday that at 8 p.m. Tuesday he would announce his pick to replace late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Score 1 for voting-rights advocates.
Editor’s note: For more information about the Buck v. Davis case, read “Racial Bias Got Duane Buck the Death Sentence; the Supreme Court Can Fix It,” also on The Root.
The perceived criminality and dangerousness of black men in the United States has a long and storied history.
The emergence of Donald Trump as the self-proclaimed “law and order” candidate on November's presidential ballot should be cause for serious concern for all of us.
Three years ago, the Supreme Court handed down a crushing ruling in the landmark case Shelby v. Holder (pdf). For reasons still mostly unclear to me (Chief Justice John Roberts partially opined that key provisions of the Voting Rights Act were “extraordinary measures” no longer needed because America’s legacy on race…
On Thursday the Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas’ affirmative action policies and shot down claims by Abigail Fisher that the policy was unconstitutional. Although Fisher claimed that she was denied entry to the University of Texas because she was white; obviously her spot had been taken by some student of…
The Supreme Court was split down the middle in its decision on President Barack Obama's immigration program. The deadlock deals a hard blow to what the president had hoped would become a part of his legacy, and leaves millions of undocumented immigrants unprotected, the New York Times reports.
In a surprising 5-3 ruling Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that evidence obtained in an illegal search is admissible in court if a person is determined to have an outstanding warrant for arrest. The ruling essentially guts the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which has protected citizens against…
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of a black death row inmate Monday, declaring that prosecutors in Georgia went against the Constitution and blocked black jurors from his trial nearly 30 years ago, USA Today reports.
While shaking my head furiously at the obvious women-hating this decision is laced with, I pictured a "closely held" corporation to be one that the SCOTUS is hugging tightly. Turns out, the IRS put the kibosh on my silly theory and confirmed a "closely-held corporation" is one that: