According to the plaintiffs in , the lines were drawn in such a way that black voters were squeezed into the Commonwealth’s third district, thus limiting their voting power in other areas of the Commonwealth and hampering the reelection of Democratic U.S. Congressman Bobby Scott, the only black Virginian in Congress. […]
Mathew Staver, the attorney who represents embattled Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, infamous for being jailed after denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples, admitted that his law firm, Liberty Counsel, had been advising Republican legislators about drafting up measures that encroach upon LGBT peoples’ rights.
According to CBS, Liberty Counsel had sent lawyers to all 50 states to influence legislators, and as a result, bills were filed in at least 20 states. […]
Though it is peculiar that Senate Majority Leader McConnell would do a 180-degree spin from his position on letting the President appointing Justices to the Supreme Court when George W. Bush was President to his resolution to forbid Obama from doing the same, it is most certainly not surprising. […]
On December 9, 2015, while arguing Fisher v. University of Texas, an affirmative action case in which a pair of white students claimed that they were denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin on the basis of their race, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia offered some appallingly insensitive remarks that set race relations in the United States back by at least a half a century. […]