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US Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymandering case

US Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymandering case

The high court has been willing to invalidate state electoral maps on the grounds of racial discrimination, as it did on May 22 when it found that Republican legislators in North Carolina had drawn two electoral districts to diminish the statewide political clout of black voters.



Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting

It's been almost a year since Phillips filed his appeal to the Supreme Court , so some had predicted that the Supreme Court was preparing to pass on the case. "For me to violate that would be for me to rebel against God, to take what he's designed and say it doesn't matter". But do they have to have all the equal rights? Phillips also says that the notoriety that has come from the ongoing court battle has led to threats.



Supreme Court sides with church that was denied a grant

Roberts continued, "In this case, there is no dispute that Trinity Lutheran is put to the choice between being a church and receiving a government benefit". "By treating a state ban on aid to churches as a mark of discrimination, the court's decision upends precedent and adds confusion to the law", Hollman said.



United States travel ban ruling leaves myriad questions unanswered

Fellow conservative Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a dissenting opinion in which he warned that requiring officials to differentiate between foreigners who have a connection to the United States and those who do not will prove unworkable. The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the ban was "rooted in religious animus" toward Muslims and pointed to Trump's campaign promise to impose a ban on Muslims entering the country as well as tweets and remarks he has made since ...


Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy

Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy

And therein lies the need for the federal government and their state governments to get more actively involved. Clinton was the speaker of the City Livability Luncheon. "We can not stay quiet when there is injustice, even if it is being perpetrated by people with great power", Landrieu said. Nan Whaley, mayor of Dayton, Ohio, makes a similar argument about spending cuts for treating mental illness and drug addiction.


Meet the new last word in English: zyzzyva

Meet the new last word in English: zyzzyva

They include " woke " which is used as an adjective to mean "alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice", and "thing" when used to express disbelief, as in "how can that be a thing?" The words are particularly linked to the 2016 presidential election and issues on race and police shootings.