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 Supreme Court of the United States has struck down a restrictive Texas law that required clinics that provide abortions to have surgical facilities and doctors with admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, NPR reports, ruling the restrictions unconstitutional.
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.