Trump Nominates Conservative Justice, Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

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Photo by Victoria Pickering via Flickr On Tuesday night, President Trump publicly nominated Neil Gorsuch as the 9th Supreme Court Justice. Gorsuch is to replace conservative Justice Antonin Scalia who passed at age 79 in February 2016. Many Republican members of Congress are pleased with Trump’s nomination; it gives Republicans a 5-9 majority on the Supreme Court. Trump’s judicial appointment–a critical …

Senate Republicans Will Not Meet With Presidential Supreme Court Nominee

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Photo by Kjetil Ree via Flickr After Antonin Scalia’s passing, the United States Senate Republicans have remained firm on their decision to not replace Scalia’s seat until after the upcoming election. Now it has been reported that if President Obama was to select a nominee Senate leaders will not meet them.   Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky strongly urges President …

Passing of Antonin Scalia Leads to U.S. Judiciary Committee Battle With Obama Over Replacement Justice

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The United States Senate Republicans established their firm declination of any nominee President Obama will suggest to replace the late Antonin Scalia in the U.S. Supreme Court. This political battle has raised tensions between the Republicans and Democrats in the Senate since the Republicans are so adamant about defying Obama in order to maintain majority.   Scalia, age 79, was …

Supreme Court Controversy Over President Obama’s Use of Executive Power

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Photo by Sal via Flickr As President Obama wraps up his last term in office, he continues to face intense criticism from conservatives due to his hyperactivity to mandate the execution of legal regulations. The Supreme Court is scheduled to report the verdict on his “abuse” of his executive authority based on his actions regarding immigration and contraceptive use in …

Supreme Court to Rule Over Obama Immigration Plans

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Photo by Victoria Pickering via Flickr Tuesday morning the Supreme Court agreed to take a look at the President Obama’s immigration plan which could potentially protect over four million immigrants from deportation. If the court rules in favor of plan the administration can start implementing changes as early spring. However if it is ruled against, the plan could be put on …

Supreme Court Ruling Upholds State Ban on Affirmative Action

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The Supreme Court expressed its stance on affirmative action Tuesday, ruling that the decision to consider race in college admissions rests solely in the hands of state legislatures. Following Michigan’s statewide, voter-approved ban on affirmative action in 2006, the 6-2 decision upheld the states’ right to eliminate racial preferences from the college application process. Speaking on behalf of the court …

Roe vs. Wade and The Black Community

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Last week marked the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade: a Supreme Court case that granted women the constitutional right to have an abortion within the first three months of pregnancy. Forty-one years later, the ruling enjoys the support of most American adults. According to Pew Researcher, 65% of American adults say they disfavor overruling Roe V. Wade, while 29% …

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court Will Make a Decision on Affirmative Action

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“This decision is more significant than the Emancipation Proclamation” Proposition 209 is a cruel and unusual punishment for the descendants of slaves. Historically, Black Americans have been deprived of humane treatment. Our government under the Three-Fifths Compromise has considered Blacks less than human. As a result, Blacks were forced into 300 years of abject unpaid servitude, were seen as livestock …