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Voter ID law is discrimination

Voter ID law is discrimination
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadaillo The Supreme Court has upheld a Texas law to enforce a photo identification mandate beginning with the Nov. 4 election. The Texas law is the strictest such law in the nation, permitting only certain types of photo ID, such as gun licenses, passports, military ID and driver’s licenses at the polls. This law is apparently designed to prevent voters... 

Religion can’t cut birth control

A provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires employers to provide birth control as part of worker health plans has reached the Supreme Court, marking the second time the High Court has scrutinized the new health care law. Hobby Lobby, a for-profit craft and home decor store, has been fighting for corporations to have the same religious rights as individuals or churches in what has led to the... 

Freedom to marry is a human right

On March 26 the United State Supreme Court heard an appeal to California’s Proposition 8, and the following day listened to oral arguments over the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The issue of same-sex marriage rights is all over the media and the LGBT community is listening. Prop. 8 was approved in November 2008 with 52 percent of voters supporting a ban on same-sex marriage. Now in 2013 Americans... 

Diversity is more than color

The Supreme Court announced on Feb. 21 that it would hear an appeal from a white student who claims she was denied admission to the University of Texas based on racial discrimination. The Supreme Court first approved affirmative action in 1978, giving colleges and universities limited racial preference to achieve a more racially diverse campus. Considering the racial injustices that the United States... 

Lecturer discusses the power of the Supreme Court

Lecturer discusses the power of the Supreme Court
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean and professor of law at the UC Irvine College of Law, spoke on “Formalism Without a Foundation, Stern vs. Marshall” at the University of La Verne College of Law on Feb. 2. Chemerinsky’s remarks dealt with the Supreme Court’s limitation on the ability of bankruptcy courts to decide certain specific issues. His expertise includes constitutional law, federal practice, civil... 
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