u.s. supreme court


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 Perales does a very good job of framing the issue and putting it in its proper perspective. VL

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...

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court denies review of Farmers Branch immigration ordinance

By Dianne Solís, Dallas Morning News The U.S. Supreme Court issued an order this morning denying review of a lower court ruling against an immigration ordinance in Farmers Branch that sought to bar those in the U.S. unlawfully from...

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Court rules against Hazleton immigration law

By Ben Finley, Philadelphia Inquirer Hazleton, Pa., has lost another round in federal court as it tries to enforce ordinances that crack down on illegal immigrants. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Friday...

Monday, July 8th, 2013

In re Latinos v USA

Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco In re is Latin for “in the case of” or “in regards to”.  It’s a legal term that a court uses when it makes a declaration about some point of law that is...

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Decisions, Decisions at the Supreme Court

By Mario Hinojosa, Latino USA The Supreme Court ruled its last batch of decisions on several cases that directly impact Latinos and other people of color. Among these, a decision that invalidates one of the most important...

Friday, June 28th, 2013

So What Did We Learn About the Roberts Court?

By Dr. Herny Flores, NewsTaco The current session of the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has ended with a great deal of disappointment and joy, depending upon whose side you are on.  I’m disappointed.  But then again, it’s not...

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