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Requiring Men But Not Women To Register For Draft Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules
A "men's rights" group argues the Military Selective Service Act violates the equal-protection clause in the Constitution.
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Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Shreds Trump Proposal To End Birthright Citizenship
“Our Constitution is a bipartisan document, designed to endure for ages,” George Conway and Neal Katyal wrote in an op-ed.
Paul Ryan Rejects Trump's Claim He Can End Birthright Citizenship
“Well, you obviously cannot do that,” the House speaker said.
Courts are Democracy's Umpires
Columnist, author, and theologian
Since the lawsuits and countersuits between the state of North Carolina and federal government, an interesting question arose in a New York Times article: "Can a law written in the heat of the civil rights movement generations ago, apply to people its drafters never intended to cover?"
Equal Means Equal: Why the ERA Must Be Passed
Marcia G. Yerman
Writer on women's issues, human rights, environment and culture
As members of Congress -- as well as one candidate for the presidency -- repeatedly speak about rolling back women's reproductive rights, it's time to take a hard look at the actual status of women in the United States.
God Is Living, So Why Does Religion Treat God As Dead?
An American Muslim
When any religious person claims that a sacred text is "dead" -- in that the understanding of its meaning is fixed forever -- they are directly at odds with their own idea of a living, active God
American Democracy: Progress and Relapse
Director of the Public Good Initiative at the Institute for Lo...
In 1789 the franchise was restricted to white men, but not all white men. Only those possessing a minimum amount of property or paid taxes could vote. In 1800, just three states permitted white manhood suffrage-the right to vote-- without qualification.
Why All U.S. States Should Allow Adoptees Access to Their Authentic Birth Certificates
Mirah Riben is an author who writes about issues of social jus...
At the present time only six U.S. states allow adopted citizens unrestricted access to their own authentic birth certificates (AL, AK, CO, KS, ME, OR). Eight other states allow access but with restrictions that do not apply to non-adoptees in those states.
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Here's What You Missed At The Big, Crazy Affirmative Action Hearing
Check out the highlights from Wednesday's Supreme Court drama.
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Justice Scalia Thinks Black Students Belong In 'Slower-Track' Schools
He made the comments during a major case about affirmative action at public universities.
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Chief Justice John Roberts Wants To Know Exactly When Affirmative Action Can Die
In a contentious hearing, the Supreme Court shows deep divisions on whether race can remain a factor in college admissions.
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Politics Are Dominating The Supreme Court This Week. That's Not Good.
If a majority of the justices get their way, the rules of the democratic process could get tougher than ever before.
How A Long-Lost Footnote Could Save The Supreme Court From Itself
The biggest voting rights case of the year may depend on a few sentences that never saw the light of day -- until now.
Supreme Court Faces 'Arsenal Of Smoking Guns' In Case Of Racism In Jury Selection
But unforeseen procedural issues may force the justices not to decide the case at all.
Racism Is Rampant In Jury Selection. The Supreme Court Can't Fix It.
The Constitution prohibits excluding jurors on the basis of race, but there isn't much the justices can do to remedy that.
Why Do Conservatives Hate the Conservative Supreme Court?
Political commentator at large!
It is ironic, bordering on demagogic, how Republicans pick and choose what parts of the constitution they fetishize!
Could Trump Possibly Be Right: Are Legal Scholars Really Divided On The Issue Of Birth-Right Citizenship?
Political commentator at large!
The view that the constitution does not require birthrate citizenship is held by a handful of scholars and not "many," as Trump boasts.
California's SB 707: Gun Control vs. the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment
Global Risk and Financial Analyst
The subversion of the Equal Protection Clause touches us in other parts of our lives -- nowhere more starkly than the area of gun control.
Born in the U.S.A.
Child advocate, who is a father of 4, President of @First_Focu...
If we wish to continue to be a world leader in a global economy, we must embrace all of our nation's children -- regardless of their gender, race, income, parents' immigration status, etc.
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