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Cincinnati ‘Ready to Explode’ if Judge Goes to Jail Former Judge Fears “Being another Sandra Bland”
July 11, 2019
Former Cincinnati State Sen. Eric Kearney told a group of Black Press of America publishers that he’s concerned that the prosecution and conviction of Judge Tracie Hunter and her impending six-month jail sentence set to begin on July 22, will rekindle the same intense racial division that led to race riots less than 20 years ago. ... read more »
The State Bar’s Monthly Attorney Discipline Report
May 31, 2019
The State Bar of California has posted new online information about attorneys who have been disciplined for professional misconduct, including disbarment and suspension. ... read more »
Supreme Court Signals More Openness to State Abortion Rules
May 30, 2019
The Supreme Court signaled Tuesday it is more open to state restrictions on abortion, upholding an Indiana law supported by abortion opponents that regulates the disposal of fetal remains. ... read more »
2020 Candidate Kamala Harris Targets State Abortion Bans
May 30, 2019
The move comes as the issue of abortion moves to the forefront of the presidential campaign. Harris is among the Democratic presidential candidates who have been sharply critical of a new spate of abortion laws that have cleared state legislatures and sharply curb abortion access. Supporters of such measures have openly predicted that the laws could spark court fights that will eventually lead the Supreme Court to revisit the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 18, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
May 18, 2019
      On this day May 18, 1896, 8 Supreme Court Justices ruled that separate but equal was o.k. when they ruled in Plessy v. ... read more »
Metro Atlanta’s Diversity Complicates Census Count
May 17, 2019
Inside the Clarkston Community Center, a 20-minute drive from downtown Atlanta, Mayor Ted Terry talked about canvassing for votes in that neighborhood five years ago.  ... read more »
Black Teens Receive 11 Life Sentences in Crime Where No One Was Hurt
May 9, 2019
A 2012 Human Rights Watch report noted that the state of California had de facto sentenced 301 people to die in its prisons for crimes they committed when they were under the age of 18. ... read more »
Zambian Villagers Win Landmark Ruling in Water Poisoning Case
April 26, 2019
The villagers succeeded against the odds in a case pitting their claims against a worldwide mining company which denied responsibility for the spill caused by a local Zambian company it controlled. It wasn’t the first claim against the Vedanta company, based in the UK. In January, a factory in Tamil Nadu, India, was ordered closed by the local pollution board for having “irreversibly polluted the groundwater in and around the Thoothukudi district." ... read more »
Congressman Bobby Scott Refused to be Distracted as He Spearheads Two Important Bills
March 14, 2019
The congressman’s comments and the advancement of the Rebuild America’s School Act comes as a new report revealed that White school districts receive $23 billion more in funding than non-white districts despite serving the same number of students. ... read more »
Petition Seeks to End Practice of Charge Stacking
February 28, 2019
Turning one crime into many is easily done, and with this in mind a prosecutor can easily circumvent laws of double jeopardy in order to lump, for example, drug offenses with conspiracy – some laws like this are broad and easily manipulated to fit many cases – gun use, money laundering, and a laundry list of other charges together. ... read more »
NAACP Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Freedom Fighting
February 21, 2019
“Had there been no May 17, 1954 (the day the Supreme Court ruled in Brown V. Board of Education), I’m not sure there would have been a Little Rock. I’m not sure there would have been a Martin Luther King Jr., or Rosa Parks, had it not been for May 17, 1954. It created an environment for us to push, for us to pull,” Lewis said. ... read more »
Trump Keeps Government Open But Continues to Run a Scam
February 21, 2019
As the Democrats sound the alarm, and condemn the president for his decisions, President Trump is in Florida playing golf. The Trump reality is in real time, and the only response to his insanity is to resist, push-back, and fight. This is a make believe emergency, another Trump scam or con game, and there appears to be a big legal battle brewing. ... read more »
Democrats Focus on Voting Rights Ahead of 2020 Primary
January 3, 2019
Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are elevating the issue of voting rights as they prepare to launch campaigns. They’re vowing to oppose Republican-backed efforts to require identification to vote, reinstate protections eliminated by a 2013 Supreme Court ruling and frequently highlight the necessity of counting every vote. ... read more »
Supreme Court Hears Important Civil Forfeiture Case
December 6, 2018
An analysis by the Southern Poverty Law Center found that while federal forfeitures totaled $93.7 million in 1986, this revenue grew by more than 4,600 percent – to $4.5 billion a year – by 2014. ... read more »
Chicago Defends Location of Obama Library in Federal Court
November 29, 2018
The City of Chicago made its first full-throated response this week to a lawsuit seeking to stop construction of the Obama Presidential Center, saying the buildings would sit on land that wasn't subject to restrictive public-trust laws. ... read more »
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