Supreme Court

On Monday, the Supreme Court decided to give democracy another Street Fighter-like kick to the jock. In yet another 5-4 vote split along ideological lines (or…

Why more people need to know about the Supreme Court’s recent decision that will allow unlimited money to be poured into elections and what we…

A group of conservative Black pastors are working hard to kick Attorney General Eric Holder out of the White House after his recent remarks on…

It’s been quite the year in politics with some advances for certain causes and a litany of failures in the other. Boo hiss to the…

If you think people were wrongfully stopped, searched, and arrested before, the 5-4 decision made by the Supreme Court to allow the collection and storage…

The Supreme Court has upheld one of President Obama’s signature achievements, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The landmark decision means the health care overhaul will continue to take effect over the next several years. The ruling is also a huge political victory for President Obama as he heads into the November election against […]

From the AJC.com: A federal judge on Tuesday emphatically rejected Troy Anthony Davis’ claims that he was wrongly convicted of killing a Savannah police officer in 1989. In a 172-page order, U.S. District Judge William T. Moore Jr. said Davis failed to prove his innocence during an extraordinary hearing in June ordered by the U.S. Supreme […]

Clarence Thomas gave his opinion on gun rights before the Supreme Court’s decision to extend gun rights and stop Chicago’s hand gun ban. He claims that Black people have had their gun rights infringed on and could not defend themselves against groups like the Klu Klux Klan. From The Washington Post: Referring to the disarming […]

From HuffingtonPost.com: By Randall L. Kennedy Elena Kagan’s nomination for a place on the Supreme Court should be welcomed enthusiastically by those who are especially concerned with advancing the cause of racial justice in America. She is knowledgeable about the history of our nation’s racial problems and committed to a vision of racial inclusiveness that […]

From Salon: Like everyone in the legal academy over the last decade, we have watched with admiration the amazing changes that Elena Kagan brought to Harvard Law School. A fractured faculty, divided among ideological lines, seemed finally content, if not united. A boisterous student body was finally pacified. The logjam that had stopped faculty hiring […]

From the New York Times: WASHINGTON — President Obama introduced Solicitor General Elena Kagan on Monday as his choice to become the nation’s 112th justice of the Supreme Court, hailing her as a “one of the nation’s foremost legal minds,” as he girded for a battle over whether it takes a judge to serve on […]

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution: Leah Ward Sears, the former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, is once again on the short list to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Sears, 54, was among those considered to replace Justice David Souter, who retired in June 2009. President Barack Obama wound up selecting […]