Source: Nick Wing / The Huffington Post Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Thursday cast doubt on the criteria used to decide the 2000 Bush v. Gore case that ultimately delivered the presidency to George W. Bush. Speaking at a gala event for the liberal watchdog group Public Citizen, Stevens said the court’s decision to consider “hanging chads” and [...]
Source: Richard Wolf / USA Today WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court may be on the verge of declaring victory in the fight against racial discrimination. Two cases nearing decisions by the court within weeks threaten to uproot affirmative action programs at the nation’s public colleges and universities and weaken a federal statute that guards against discriminatory [...]
Source: David A. Love / theGrio On Monday at the University of California Washington Center, Justice Antonin Scalia said that the law an “embedded” form of “racial preferment.” According to Scalia’s interpretation, the Voting Rights Act was enacted as an emergency measure, but now amounts to a federal racial preference system for black people that discriminates against whites. [...]
Roland Martin talks with Sunny Hostin about the current gay marriage issues on the table for the Supreme Court.
Stewart Mocks Opposition To Voting Rights Act: Why Not Go Back To ‘Discriminating First, Stopping It Later?’ (VIDEO)
The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Source: Josh Feldman / Mediaite Jon Stewart tonight focused on the Supreme Court holding hearings on the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act. After Stewart got through with Wall Street’s big news, he said, “you know what else [...]
WASHINGTON WATCH: Voting Rights Under Attack; Justice Scalia Says Blacks Right To Vote Is A “Racial Entitlement” (VIDEO)
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments dealing with Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act this past week. During the hearing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia called African Americans right to vote a “racial entitlement.” Benjamin Jealous, president of the NAACP and Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus joined Roland [...]
THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: The Impact Of The Sequester On Minorities; Supreme Court Hears Challenge To The Voting Rights Act; One Year Anniversary Of Trayvon Martin’s Death; Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled
THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965, THE UNVEILING OF ROSA PARKS STATUE AND SEQUESTRATION ARE AMONG THE HEADLINING TOPICS ON MARCH 3 WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN Topics to include: the impact of the sequester on minorities; the Supreme Court reviews section five of The Voting Rights Act of 1965; the one year anniversary of [...]
Source: Ryan J. Reilly / The Huffington Post WASHINGTON — Conservative justices on the Supreme Court expressed skepticism Wednesday about whether the federal government should still be requiring preclearance of voting system changes in certain places with a history of racial discrimination in elections. Justice Antonin Scalia suggested that the continuation of Section 5 of the Voting [...]
Roland Martin, Douglas Brinkley and Suzanne Malveaux discuss the Supreme Court hearing a case challenging the Voting Rights Act. Plus, a statue of Rosa Parks is unveiled at the Capitol.
Source: Mark Sherman / The Huffington Post WASHINGTON — The most potent weapon in fighting discrimination at the ballot box was before the Supreme Court on Wednesday in a case that weighs the nation’s enormous progress in civil rights against the need to continue to protect minority voters. The justices were hearing arguments in a [...]