The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which calls for Arizona and eight other states to get federal approval on new voting laws, is unconstitutional.The problem, however, was not that the states needed federal approval to ensure their voting laws aren't discr ... More >>
There's one general conclusion I have after reading and re-reading the transcript of Wednesday's oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court over Arizona Senate Bill 1070: Latinos and their allies cannot rely on the federal government or the courts for a long term solution to the overt bigotry ... More >>
In a 5-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court has sustained Arizona's employer sanctions law.The law forces employers to check the immigration status of employees, and allows the state to penalize businesses that hire illegal immigrants.
The United States Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday to determine whether Arizona's "Clean Elections" system -- most notably, the "matching funds" section of the law -- violates the U.S. Constitution, and based on initial reports about the hearings, things aren't looking good for its su ... More >>
The United States Supreme Court ruled this morning that groups like the Westboro Baptist Church, an anti-gay/anti-logic bunch of twerps known for protesting the funerals of soldiers killed overseas, are protected under the first amendment, regardless of how disgusting their message may be.You ... More >>
Sandra Day O'Connor: No longer a Supreme Court justice (write that down, America).If you think former Supreme Court Justice -- and Arizona native -- Sandra Day O'Connor is still a member of the U.S. Supreme Court, you're not alone but you're wrong -- she retired from the bench in 2006. Don't feel ... More >>
Check out Arizona Senator John McCain's stated reasons for his pending no-vote against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. One word that comes to mind is hypocrisy. Here's part of what the defeated 2008 presidential candidate (that's him in the infamous debate photo) on t ... More >>
Speaking of snake-eyes . . .