Supreme Court move allows Jackson to take part in race case
The Supreme Court on Friday took a step that will allow new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman on the court, to take part in a case that could lead to the end of the use of race in college admissions. Jackson, who joined the court June 30 following the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer, had pledged during her confirmation hearing to sit out the case involving Harvard's admissions policy because she was a member of the school's board. The Harvard dispute had been joined to a similar lawsuit involving the University of North Carolina.news.yahoo.com
Appeals court: Congress can see some Trump financial records
A federal appeals court on Friday narrowed the range of documents House Democrats are entitled to in their years-long investigation of Donald Trump's finances. The decision from the federal appeals court in Washington almost certainly won't be the last word in the legal fight that began in 2019, when Trump was president and Democrats newly in charge of the House of Representatives subpoenaed a wealth of records from Trump's accounting firm, Mazars USA. It held that the House Committee on Oversight and Reform should be given records of financial ties between foreign countries and Trump or any of his businesses for 2017-18.news.yahoo.com
Supreme Court Justice Breyer has options as a retiree
Until last week when he swore in Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, his successor on the Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Breyer had a rigorous, intellectually challenging job with the highest of stakes. As a retired justice, Breyer can maintain an office at the Supreme Court if he wants to and also gets a clerk to help him. One example: Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the court's first female justice, in retirement founded a group that teaches students civics through computer games.news.yahoo.com
Blake Masters Blames Gun Violence on ‘Black People, Frankly’
Gage Skidmore/The Star News Network/Wikimedia CommonsTech investor and Arizona Republican Senate hopeful Blake Masters acknowledges that the United States has a gun violence problem. But he also has a theory about why there’s a problem—it’s “Black people, frankly.”Masters boiled the issue down in an April 11 interview on the Jeff Oravits Show podcast, telling the host that “we do have a gun violence problem in this country, and it’s gang violence.”“It’s people in Chicago, St. Louis shooting eachnews.yahoo.com
Letters: Wannabe autocrats
At the end of his game at the Masters, Tiger Woods walked from the 18th hole back to the club house with a noticeable limp. Even though Tiger didn’t even get close to winning, a multitude of colored but mostly white hands applauded his every step with what seemed to be sincere love and admiration. It was a heartwarming scene to see.myrgv.com
Hawley introduces bill to strip 'woke' Disney of special copyright protections
EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Josh Hawley is introducing legislation that would strip the Walt Disney Company of special copyright protections granted to the corporation by Congress, while also limiting the length of new copyrights.news.yahoo.com
Ketanji Brown Jackson is and isn't 1st Black female justice
Shirley Troutman, a judge on New York's highest court, was working last week when her daughter texted messages that included a clapping hands emoji. The applause and the excitement was for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who last week was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court and will become its first Black female justice. “As a judge, as a Black woman, I am extremely proud and wish her the best,” said Troutman, who took her seat earlier this year and is the second Black woman to serve on her court.news.yahoo.com
Coalition celebrates Judge Jackson's Supreme Court confirmation with record ad buy
The campaign is aimed at Black Americans. "My hope is that all Americans feel pride in this moment and what it says about what is possible in our country," said Karen Finney of the Black Women's Leadership Collective, which is part of the coalition.cbsnews.com
Jackson confirmed as first Black female high court justice
The Senate has confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, shattering a historic barrier by securing her place as the first Black female justice and giving President Joe Biden a bipartisan endorsement for his effort to diversify the court.
Murkowski, Romney back Jackson, all but assure confirmation
Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney say they will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic nomination to the Supreme Court, giving President Joe Biden’s nominee a new burst of bipartisan support to become the first Black woman on the high court.
Biden finds no respite at home after returning from Europe
President Joe Biden stirred some of the first public cracks in transatlantic unity over the invasion of Ukraine with his comments in Warsaw that Russian President Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power,” tarnishing an otherwise successful four-day trip to Europe.
Jackson heading for likely confirmation despite GOP darts
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson faced down a barrage of Republican questioning about her sentencing of criminal defendants on Wednesday, as her history-making bid to join the Supreme Court veered from lofty constitutional questions to attacks on her motivations as a judge.