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New Jersey court expected to rule of use of rap lyrics by defendants as evidence

Can rap lyrics be used against you in court? The Supreme Court of New Jersey is considering just that. Next month the Court is expected to rule on whether rap lyrics written by defendants can be used during their trial(s). 

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Supreme Court likely to uphold affirmative action ban

The Supreme Court is currently evaluating the University of Michigan’s current ban on affirmative action, and most of the justices appear to agree that it should be upheld. Several of them expressed doubts that the constitutional amendment violates minorities’ equal protection rights.

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Supreme Court to decide on key affirmative action case

The Supreme Court will decide if affirmative action is a justifiable factor in college admissions on Tuesday. The judges will take on the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, a 2006 constitutional amendment banning the use of racial preferences in public university admissions.

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Michigan Judge: No More Life-Without-Parole Sentences for Juveniles

Michigan Judge John Corbett O’Meara has ruled that juveniles convicted of first-degree murder must be considered for parole. O’Meara’s ruling demands that the state no longer enforce their mandatory-no-parole law in the wake of a landmark Supreme Court decision.

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Cornel West Talks DOMA and Voting Rights; Says Blacks are Being “Pushed to the Back of the Bus”

On his radio with Tavis Smiley, Cornel West praised the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down DOMA, but also lamented its gutting of the Voting Rights Act. According to West, the black community is suffering from waning visibility

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Rep. Hank Johnson: Clarence Thomas is Worse Than NSA Leaker Eric Snowden for Gutting VRA

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) slammed Clarence Thomas in a recent interview, admonishing him for voting to essentially gut the Voting Rights Act. According to Johnson, Thomas’ horrific vote ranks below the actions of Eric Snowden, the NSA contractor wanted by the government for leaking classified information about U.S. surveillance programs.

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Republicans Have Already Begun to Take Advantage of Yesterday’s Gutting of Voting Rights Act

Republicans in states across the south wasted no time taking advantage of the Supreme Court ruling that gutted the Voting Rights Act yesterday. The ruling freed 15 historically racist states from needing federal approval before changing election procedures.

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Oral Arguments Begin in Prop 8 Supreme Court Case

Today, the Supreme Court will hear arguments concerning the constitutionality of the California Prop 8 marriage ban. What do you think the SCOTUS will decide? Will the legalization of same-sex marriage come to fruition soon?

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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

A federal appeals court has struck down Michigan’s ban on affirmative action. Experts say that while the decision is limited to the 6th circuit – including Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee – it makes it even likelier that the Supreme Court will get involved. Thoughts?

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Supreme Court To Decide The Fate of Affirmative Action

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas. Legal experts and activists say the case could lead to the end of affirmative action in higher education. Do you support affirmative action? Can it be saved?

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