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Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Immigration case could hurt Republican outreach to U.S. Hispanics

*The Supreme Court’s decision to hear the Obama executive actions on immigration case could be a Catch-22 for the GOP. The case involves the Republican’s attempt to stall or a null the president’s action that would remove the threat of deportation from 4 million unauthorized immigrants. The case should be heard in April, and a

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obama Immigration Actions

*The Obama administration and immigration activists are breathing a collective sigh of solace. The U. S. Supreme Court had left the president’s executive actions on immigration case out of its initial docket list on Friday. Speculation heated-up about...

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Analysis: Texas narrowly defends one-man, one-vote apportionment stance before Supreme Court

*After yesterday’s epic day at the U.S. Supreme Court where the concept of one-man, one-vote was challenged by a well organized group of extreme right-wing activists, that same group returned to the court today to challenge affirmative...

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Affirmative Action at UT and Beyond at Stake in Court Case

*Today’s big case at the Supreme Court is the Evenwel v Abbott suit, where the  one-man, one-vote concept is at stake. Tomorrow won’t be any less important. The issue of affirmative action in college admissions will come...

Friday, December 4th, 2015

The Meaning of ‘One Person, One Vote’

By Henry Flores, NewsTaco Soon a case will be argued before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) that may have far-reaching implications for how state legislatures should be redistricted.  The political consequences of this case,...

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

The Supreme Court should seize the chance to strike down voter discrimination

*This case before the Supreme Court isn’t getting the attention it deserves. It’ll have deep repercussions for Latino voters across the country, and many of those voters don’t know or don’t understand what’s going on. MALDEF’s Nina...

Friday, August 7th, 2015

8 Of Sonia Sotomayor’s Wisest And Most Memorable Quotes

*I thought this was pretty cool, and a good way to start the weekend. VL By Tanisha Love Ramirez, Huffington Post Latino Voices Today marks the sixth anniversary of the day Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed as the first...

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Obamacare Supreme Court Case Decision: Latinos Applaud Decision; 4.2 Million Latino Enrollees Impacted

*This piece goes through the usual list of political public statements, but it also shows how the Latino community was, in its majority, in favor of and aided by the Affordable Care Act. This Supreme Court decision will...

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

The Mysterious Number of American Citizens

*A twist to the one-person, one-vote issue recently taken-up by the U.S. Supreme Court. A pair of rural Texas voters want to change the voting and representation principle to count only eligible voters, and not population. The...

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Voting Rights Still “Under Siege,” Says New Coalition for Redistricting Reform

*Voting rights is a central issue for the Latino community. The fact that MALDEF is part of this coalition underlines it’s importance. After the Shelby v Holder decision the idea of a re-vamp of redistriciting practices and...

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Two Justices Debate The Doctrine Of Colorblindness

*This is like listening to a boxing match, blow-by-blow, commentary. The article does a wonderful job of isolating the differing points of view, and positioning them side by side. VL By Gene Demby, NPR Code Switch The...

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban

*There’s an important semantic issue at play in this story.Technically, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an election, because it was an election, not because of the result. Michigan voters decided to ban race in admissions decisions. The...

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Supreme Court Rejects AZ’s Appeal Seeking To Punish People Who Harbor Undocumented Immigrants

*Arizona Governer Jan Brewer has taken her state’s ban on harboring undocumented immigrants as far as she could. To no avail. A circuit court had ruled that the Arizona harboring ban was vague and trumped by federal...

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Supreme Court Considering To Take Up Part Of Arizona’s Controversial Immigration Law

By Associated Press/Fox News Latino PHOENIX (AP) –  The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to take up, once again, a piece of Arizona’s immigration law. Gov. Jan Brewer asked the court to review a ruling that...

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