u.s. supreme court


Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Stand up Texas, and fix redistricting

*What happens in Texas regarding voting district lines could well define what happens to gerrymandering across the country. This is an important case for all voters and candidates. VL By Al Kauffman, NewsTaco (6.5 minute read)   On July 10-14, Texas will again have to defend its intentionally discriminatory congressional and Texas House districts. But

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Supreme Court Takes One Affirmative Action Step Forward After Many Steps Back

*Last week’s Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action was great, but it’s a first step on a long road back. What more can be done? VL By Al Kauffman, NewsTaco In the Fisher vs. University of Texas...

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

More Shattered Families

*What’s next after the Supreme Court’s non-ruling on the president’s executive actions on immigration? There’s a plan to call for a moratorium on deportations, deportation defense campaigns and an overhaul of the privatized detention system. Also, do...

Friday, June 24th, 2016

the Latino daily – Your Friday morning brief

José Landaverde, an Anglican Catholic priest and community activist, has begun a protest walk that will take him from his from his Guadalupe Church parish in Chicago’s Little Village to the Cleveland, Ohio, site of the Republican...

Friday, June 24th, 2016

SCOTUS Upholds Use of Race in Texas College Admissions

*The supreme court ruling on affirmative action was  a surprise. Diversity is still a goal in higher education, and race (Latino race?) is still a factor in achieving that goal. VL By Mark Richardson, Public News Service...

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Advocates Say Court Decision Will Hurt Immigrants

*Very good summary of the Supreme Court’s immigration stalemate. It’s by our partners at Public News Service. VL By Mark Richardson, Public News Service (1.5 minute read) AUSTIN, Texas — Immigration rights advocates in Texas and other...

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Supreme Court Tie Deals Blow to Obama’s Immigration Order

*This was not good news for President Obama or for the 4 million undocumented people who will be affected by the ruling. This doesn’t mean that DAPA or an extension of DACA are finished. But it does...

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds UT-Austin’s Affirmative Action System

*There was a good news and not so good news today from the U.S. Supreme Court. This was the good news, and this is a good explanation of what happened. VL By Matthew Watkins, Texas Tribune (5 minute read)...

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

You need to read Sonia Sotomayor’s devastating, Ta-Nehisi Coates-citing Supreme Court dissent

*I love that Judge Sonia (I feel I can call her that, ’cause she’s one of us) is making the Supreme Court cool. She writes a scathing dissent about unreasonable searches and seizures and wins the internet!...

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...

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...

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