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SCOTUS Alters the Voting Rights Act

June 25, 2013

The Supreme Court struck down a controversial section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which had recently been reauthorized by Congress in 2006. While the most of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 still remains in effect, Section 4, which dealt with singling out particular states with a history of low black turnout and/or [...]

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Mixed Arizona Law Ruling

June 25, 2012

The Supreme Court had a number of rulings today, none getting more attention than their striking down of most of Arizona’s immigration law in a 5-3 decision, with Justice Kagan recusing herself.  The controversial part about asking those already stopped for committing a crime for their immigration status remained in tact… until the 9th Circuit [...]

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Supreme Court Smacks Bush, Mexicans, World Court

March 25, 2008

The Supreme Court voted 6-3 today to strike down President Bush’s adherence to a 1963 International Treaty where aliens caught committing a crime must be aware that they are entitled to legal counsel/advice when tried in American courts.  In today’s case, Medellin v. Texas (2008), the defendant argued that he was not made aware of this detail after his arrest (even though he [...]

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