Post Tagged with: "Supreme Court"

Bishop T.D. Jakes on SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling:  "We Shouldn't Lose Our Minds" (Photo Credit: Instagram via @BishopJakes)

Bishop T.D. Jakes on SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling: “We Shouldn’t Lose Our Minds”

Bishop T. D. Jakes weighed in on SCOTUS upholding gay marriage saying, “We shouldn’t lose our minds over the world being the world.” Christian Post:  “I’m not really as concerned about this as a lot of people are,” said Jakes during service on Sunday, according to a video excerpt of […]

by Joy Blake· · Religious News
Latino Voters’ Political Clout Could be Changed by SCOTUS Redistricting Case

Latino Voters’ Political Clout Could be Changed by SCOTUS Redistricting Case

The US Supreme Court agreed to hear a Texas case later this year that could literally reduce the clout of Latino voters.  That would be music to the ears of the Republican Party. #IJS Since the 1960s, the high court has enforced the “one person, one vote” rule to require […]

by Mira Hutchinson· · Politics
Religious Right Wants Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, Elena Kagan Recusals for Gay Marriage Case

Religious Right Wants Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, Elena Kagan Recusals for Gay Marriage Case

SCOTUS hears same-sex marriage case The religious right continues to rear its nervy head. This time, they want liberal SCOTUS justices, Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, to recuse themselves from the same-sex marriage case. Here’s more from Politicususa:  “One of the pre-eminent religious arbiters of all things relating to the […]

by Mira Hutchinson· · Gay Rights
Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Voter ID Law

Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Voter ID Law

TEXAS VOTER ID LAW:  An appeals court judge overturned a ruling by a federal court judge reinstating the Texas voter ID law remain in place when early voting starts next week. This sets up a possible appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. A three-judge panel of new Orleans-based court announced Tuesday afternoon […]

by Janet Shan· · Elections
SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby’s Favor on Obamacare Contraception Mandate

SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby’s Favor on Obamacare Contraception Mandate

As if we didn’t see this coming, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that closed held companies with religious owners can refuse to pay for contraception. But there’s a caveat — the government can pay for birth control itself, so the women will receive it. The Court makes clear that women […]

by Janet Shan· · Breaking News, Women's Rights
Sonia Sotomayor Attacks John Roberts Over Affirmative Action,  Ron Christie Begs to Differ

Sonia Sotomayor Attacks John Roberts Over Affirmative Action, Ron Christie Begs to Differ

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivers scathing rebuke to the court striking down affirmative action, as being out of touch with reality: In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination. This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. The way to […]

by Janet Shan· · Politics
US Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Ban on Affirmative Action

US Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Ban on Affirmative Action

Thanks to an activist US Supreme Court affirmative action is in real jeopardy. SCOTUS upheld a Michigan voter initiative that bans racial preferences in admissions to state universities. “This case is not about how the debate about racial preferences should be resolved,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote in a controlling […]

by Janet Shan· · Breaking News
SCOTUS Strikes Down Overall Limits on Campaign Contributions

SCOTUS Strikes Down Overall Limits on Campaign Contributions

BREAKING: The US Supreme Court has struck down overall limits on campaign contributions, but leaves in place the cap on donations to single campaigns. The decision, by a 5-to-4 vote along ideological lines, with the Court’s more conservative justices in the majority, was a sequel of sorts to Citizens United, the […]

by Janet Shan· · Politics

Black Professionals Struggle as Racial Diversity Ebbs in Many Elite Careers

An analysis finds racial diversity in elite careers such as lawyers and Fortune 500 CEO, have ebbed as a result of the recession that rocked the U.S. There is less of a push for diversity among the upper echelons of many companies than before.  Affirmative Action will be on the […]

Prominent Republicans, Including Meg Whitman, Sign Brief In Support of Gay Marriage

Prominent Republicans, Including Meg Whitman, Sign Brief In Support of Gay Marriage

Many Republicans are coming around to accepting and supporting gay marriage. Dozens of prominent Republicans including Christine Todd Whitman and David Stockman, have signed a legal brief arguing that gays have a constitutional right to marry. That position is the opposite of what many right wing evangelicals believe. This points […]

by Janet Shan· · Gay Rights