equal protection

Any individual piece of evidence can seem innocuous when viewed alone, but gains an entirely different meaning when considered
On December 15, U.S. Federal Judge Dean Pregerson ruled that the line between gender and sexual orientation discrimination "does not exist." The ruling, addressing discrimination against a pair of lesbian basketball players at Pepperdine University, has the potential to put sexual orientation under the umbrella of established civil rights laws.
Although I often disagree with Justice Scalia, and although I emphatically disagree with him about the constitutionality of affirmative action, the outrage and condemnation sparked by this comment is completely unwarranted.
Check out the highlights from Wednesday's Supreme Court drama.
He made the comments during a major case about affirmative action at public universities.
In a contentious hearing, the Supreme Court shows deep divisions on whether race can remain a factor in college admissions.
But unforeseen procedural issues may force the justices not to decide the case at all.
The Constitution prohibits excluding jurors on the basis of race, but there isn't much the justices can do to remedy that.
A new book on the most "notorious" justice on the Supreme Court leaves no doubt as to why she's an icon of equal citizenship for all.
Today we segregate people by wealth. There are "donors" who enjoy outsized political influence and extremely comfortable lives dripping with opulence, and there's the rest of us -- loners in a sense -- because we are shut out of the process.
The very amendment that conservatives want to "fix" stands as a shield against government-sanctioned discrimination.
Chief Justice John Roberts pouted. "Celebrate," he sniffed, sounding as festive as Ebenezer Scrooge. "But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it." Actually, the Constitution had everything to do with it.
The marriage victory required decades of work by countless people. More work remains, from transgender and immigrant rights to police reform, employment protections, and rebuffing the false pose of victimhood by religious bullies.