Having a law in place is only the first step in any kind of equality, it’s up to us to keep making progress.
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Current voter ID laws are voter suppression laws. They perverse our democracy and perpetuate failures of the existing version of our marketplace of ideas
After findings that Ohio judges were illegally jailing the poor, the state’s high court is sending its judges a message.
Judge rules, “Equal protection is at the very heart of our legal system and central to our consent to be governed. It is not a scarce commodity to be meted out begrudgingly or in short portions.”
Federal Judge Robert Shelby said, “Rather than protecting or supporting the families of opposite-sex couples, [Utah’s] Amendment 3 perpetuates inequality by holding that the families and relationships of same-sex couples are not now, nor ever will be, worthy of recognition.”
The U.S. Supreme Court has held that jailing someone because they cannot afford to pay a fine is unconstitutional.
Twice, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the boys’ convictions, the first time, issuing a landmark decision on the right to effective assistance of counsel, and the second time invalidating a trial that included no black jurors
A case the Supreme Court agreed to hear Monday morning could fix the legal loophole used by conservative states to unconstitutionally execute mentally handicapped criminals.
Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, have refused to grant benefits to same-sex couples that are members of their National Guards
Following the Supreme Court’s June ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, the Department of Defense has been working to update its systems to ensure it treats same-sex marriages equally, as required by the ruling.
Texas is already defending itself against another Section 3 lawsuit by arguing it did not mean to discriminate against minorities per se, but simply sought to restrict voting power of Democrats in general.
The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to consider its own major reform to its guidelines.
Warren Blumenfeld looks at 3 cases concerning marriage equality to explain the real-life differences between ethics and morality.
Foreign law bans have already been enacted in Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Arizona, while a related ban on the enforcement of “any religious code” has been enacted in South Dakota.
As early as September, members of the military who are legally married to a spouse of the same sex will be able to claim the same Federal benefits which other married couples are entitled to.
The US Supreme Court refused to “temporarily block” the most recent federal court ruling requiring California to figure out a way to release 10,000 inmates by the end of the year.