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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 National Convention. The 350 mile journey is done to “raise the consciousness and awareness of the American people

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...

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...

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