u.s. supreme court


Monday, April 25th, 2016

Sotomayor accuses colleagues of trying to ‘wish away’ racial inequality

*Justice Sonia Sotomayor went to the mat to counter Justice Roberts’ well known adage that “the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” Sotomayor was one of two dissenting voices in a case about affirmative action in Michigan. The new Sotomayor adage is “The way

Monday, April 18th, 2016

MALDEF’s Thomas Saenz says he’s optimistic about Supreme Court immigration case

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Ten minutes can be eaither a blink or an eternity, and if that’s all the time you’ve got to make your case in the highest court in the land those ten minutes had better...

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Sotomayor: US High Court Needs More Diversity, in Many Ways

*Check it out. President Obama makes a political chess move, nominates Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, then Justice Sonia Sotomayor goes to the Brooklyn Law School to talk about the need for diversity on the court. Gotta love...

Monday, April 4th, 2016

In Texas Case, Supreme Court Upholds One Person, One Vote

*This is the case that was brought by conservative GOP partisans in Texas who wanted to change the way congressional districts are drawn. They wanted the lines to reflect voters and not population in general – the...

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Maricopa County election officials writing off voters? You bet

*The revolving irony in this story is direct and dizzying. Let’s follow the dots: Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell, who is in charge of administering the election, decided to cut the number of polling places from 200...

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Here’s a Short List of 5 Potential Latino Supreme Court Nominees

*This is well and good, but I wonder how many of the names on this list are also in that binder that President Obama has that’s filled with names of potential Supreme Court Nominees? This list, though,...

Monday, February 15th, 2016

The Supreme Court Minus Scalia, a case breakdown

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (5.5 minute read) The big news over the weekend is the passing of Supreme Court (SCOTUS) Justice Antonin Scalia. There’s been a relentless stream of reports and analysis about the effect of Scalia’s...

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...

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...

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