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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Upholds UT-Austin’s Admissions Policies

A victory for all Americans

Today’s decision by the Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas is a huge…

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GAO Report Cites Evidence of Growing Isolation, Disparities in Education

On the anniversary of Brown, we have a long way to go

• Less than half of these schools offered AP math courses, compared to the availability of…

By Robin White Goode

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DNC Discusses Supreme Court Controversy, Voting Rights

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, CBC Chair G.K. Butterfield and Congresswoman Judy Chu take on GOP "obstructionism"

The hyper-partisan battle between the GOP and Democratic parties. over the nomination of a Supreme…

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Scalia’s Death May Affect Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling

Some controversial cases could be in limbo

What effect, if any, will the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia have on…

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia References Theory That Doesn’t Hold Water

Attend the most competitive school you can, evidence says

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during Fisher v. Texas referenced the discredited mismatch theory that…

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President Barack Obama introduces Solicitor General Elena Kagan as his choice for Supreme Court Justice. (Source: Associated Press)

Race in College Admissions: LDF and MALDEF Respond to Fisher v. University of Texas Decision

Scalia stuns Court: Should black students go to 'lesser' schools?

Race in college admissions is on the docket at the Supreme Court–examining whether or not…

By Robin White Goode

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NAACP Legal Defense Fund Urges Court to Count All People in State Redistricting

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Case Today That Threatens to Fundamentally Alter Legislative Representation

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund supports retaining current legislative processes and not redistricting schemes that…

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Considering Race in Admissions — Here We Go Again

Fisher v. University of Texas to be argued before the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will again hear arguments in the case Fisher v. University of Texas,…

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Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Legal Nationwide

SCOTUS makes it unconstitutional to ban gay marriage

U.S. Supreme Court makes a historic ruling to legalize gay marriage nationwide

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Civil Rights Group: High Court ‘Gutted Black Women’s Right To Birth Control’

ColorofChange.org advocates for minority females to take action via activism

ColorofChange.org advocates for minority females to take action against latest Supreme Court ruling on contraceptives.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Supreme Court: Employers Can Refuse Contraceptive Coverage

Corporations can hold religious objections to birth control

New ruling by highest U.S. court says employers can refuse healthcare coverage of contraceptives.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Documentary ‘The New Black’ Highlights Black Fight for Gay Marriage

Filmmaker Yoruba Richen explores how the African American community is grappling with gay rights and same-sex marriage

Will you tune in to watch the doc?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Why The End of DOMA, Prop 8 is a Good Thing

Supreme Court strikes down federal law supporting class discrimination of same-sex couples and restores equality to California

Allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry merely expands the definition of family

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Why We Must Fight For Our Right To Vote

With the 5-4 decision in Shelby v. Holder, the court struck down on Tuesday a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA).

Through one judicial act thousands of African Americans and voters of color may be denied…

By Derek T. Dingle

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‘Meh’: Supreme Court Punts on Affirmative Action

Driving force behind challenge to race-based admissions says ruling will restore colorblind principles

With both sides claiming victory, blockbuster case is sent back to the lower court.

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Supreme Court OKs DNA Swabs at Arrest Without Warrants

Some states, like Maryland, have already begun the practice

Police can now take DNA as well as fingerprints

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Marriage and Financial Inequality: Why Gay & Lesbian Couples Pay More

Same-sex couples seek marriage rights and legal protections, from accessing healthcare benefits to transferring wealth

Together 10 years, Moore and Harley exchanged wedding vows a beachside ceremony in Los…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Supreme Court Nays James Brown’s Estate Settlement

The Godfather of Soul's estate to stay divided as is.

Attorney General Henry McMaster dealt a settlement that split Brown’s estate for charity, his widow,…

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Supreme Court Hears Shelby County, Alabama On Voting Rights

Voting Rights Act to hit the floor of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court is voicing skepticism

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Sonia Sotomayor Condemns Prosecutor’s Racially Charged Question

Sotomayor blames Obama administration for ignoring comment.

What do you think of Sotomayor’s comments?

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