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  • Letter: Congress must act to restore the VRA

    The Voting Rights Act turns 50 — and Congress must restore its protections. Aug. 6 marked the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act, landmark civil rights legislation for the protection of voters from discrimination. The VRA is one of the most significant laws ever passed by Congress, and it has changed America. But despite that success, today the Voting Rights Act does not offer the same protections it did in 1965.
  • Judge strikes down Prop. 8, allows gay marriage in California

    Judge strikes down Prop. 8, allows gay marriage in California
    The federal judge who overturned Proposition 8 Wednesday said the ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage was based on moral disapproval of gay marriage and ordered the state to stop enforcing the ban. U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker,...

    In Theory: Justices confirm faith in religious garments

    In Theory: Justices confirm faith in religious garments
    This month, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a 17-year-old Muslim girl who was rejected a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch store because she wore a head scarf. In 2008, Samantha Elauf wore a black head scarf to an interview for a sales position at an...

    Around Town: Ginsburg's dissent inspires a gift

    Hands down, my favorite Mother's Day present is the “Notorious RBG” T-shirt from our daughter. The shirt is loaded with innuendo. It depicts U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wearing a crown. I didn't realize that...

    In Theory: Does a prisoner have a right to facial hair?

    The U.S. Supreme Court this month heard the case of Gregory Holt, a prisoner serving a life sentence in Arkansas who says he wants to grow a beard in observance of his religious beliefs. The state of Arkansas considers the converted Muslim, who now...