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If the Supreme Court Ends Abortion Rights, Black Women Will Be the Ones Most...

By Barrington M. Salmon via Trice Edney Newswire As the implications of the impending death of Roe v Wade sinks in a week after a...

What America’s voting rights activists can learn from past movements for civil rights

By Anthony Siracusa, University of Colorado Boulder, The Conversation With Congress failing to pass new voting rights legislation, it’s worth remembering that throughout U.S. history,...

The Supreme Court has overturned precedent dozens of times in the past 60 years,...

By David Schultz, Hamline University It is a central principle of law: Courts are supposed to follow earlier decisions – precedent – to resolve...

Black man behind ‘separate but equal’ ruling is pardoned

By Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press Louisiana’s governor on Wednesday posthumously pardoned Homer Plessy, the Black man whose arrest for refusing to leave a whites-only railroad...

Homer Plessy, key to ‘separate but equal,’ on road to pardon

By Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press A Louisiana board on Friday voted to pardon Homer Plessy, whose decision to sit in a “whites-only" railroad car to...