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Officers In Freddie Gray Case Appeal Claim To Supreme Court
October 11, 2018
Freddie Gray died at 25 years old in 2015, a week after he suffered a spinal injury in a police van. ... read more »
Senator Kamala Harris Statement on Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh
October 11, 2018
The Judge Kavanaugh the American people saw before the Judiciary Committee does not have the character, the temperament, or the judgment to sit on the highest court in our land. ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette: “Presumption of Innocence-The Assault on Lady Justice!”
October 11, 2018
The presumption of innocence: the principle that one is considered innocent unless proven guilty. “The burden of proof is on the one who declares, not on one who denies.” Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the lifetime position of Supreme Court Justice has piercing implications for the past, today and future; a pivotal, historical moment. ... read more »
The Criminalization of Poverty: Cash Bail for Non-Violent Misdemeanors Perpetuates Unequal Treatment Under the Law
October 4, 2018
Praise the Lord, indeed. Since the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Black voting rates – particularly in presidential years – rose steadily. In 2008, the Black voting rate matched the White rate for the first time and in 2012 exceeded it. Not coincidentally, in 2013 the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act and the Black voter turnout in 2016 dipped to a low not seen since 2004. ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette-Racism: The “Scourge” of This Age
October 4, 2018
During The Kavanaugh hearings for Supreme Court Justice, I have heard commentators make’ derogatory remarks like “old White men.” It’s not isolated to people of color; it’ssymptomatic of a deeper diseased spiritual issue; at its source is endemic hatred, a characteristic seemingly more prevalent in our country. ... read more »
Assemblymember Santiago and Senator Wiener Issue Statements on Net Neutrality
October 4, 2018
Assemblymember Miguel Santiago is issuing the following statement about Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of Senate Bill 822 a few hours ago:  “This measure ensures that we, in California, will maintain a free and open internet that doesn’t discriminate or price users or content differently. I applaud Governor Brown for leading the nation by signing the strongest net neutrality bill in the country,” said Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles). “California leads the fight against the Trump Administration agenda to destroy the internet as we know it.”  ... read more »
Echoes of Anita Hill in #MeToo allegation against Kavanaugh
September 18, 2018
  WASHINGTON (AP) — The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh recall Anita Hill’s accusations against Clarence Thomas in 1991, but there are important differences as well as cautions for senators considering how to deal with the allegations. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Opposes SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
September 12, 2018
  In a recent  ...  to Senate leaders, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) formally expressed its opposition to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court.   ... read more »
Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Appeal Request Continued
September 6, 2018
The district attorney's office turned over a document Monday that the defense says could show State Supreme Court Justice Ronald Castille was personally involved in the case. The judge Thursday ordered the parties to continue searching for additional documents before he hears arguments in October. ... read more »
Stop Kavanaugh: President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Must Not Join the High Court
September 6, 2018
“It is confidence in the men and women who administer the judicial system that is the true backbone of the rule of law.” — Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, 531 U.S. 98, Bush v. Gore [Dissent], December 12, 2000 ... read more »
NFL Owners’ Treatment of Colin Kaepernick Disgraces League and Country
September 6, 2018
President Trump led the outcry against the protesters, slurring any player who takes a knee as a “son of a bitch.” The league owners panicked. One result was that Kaepernick — one of the most talented quarterbacks in a league that suffers a shortage of skilled players in that position — found himself locked out of a job. ... read more »
The Constitution is a Shield for Civil and Human Rights
August 9, 2018
In a few weeks, the Senate will decide whether a D.C. Circuit Court judge named Brett Kavanaugh should be the nation’s next Supreme Court justice. And from my office window, I can already hear the battle cries. ... read more »
CBC Chairman Statement on Trump Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
July 12, 2018
"One would think that Senate Majority Leader McConnell would wait until after the election before allowing the Senate to consider this nominee as he insisted on doing two years ago when President Obama nominated Merrick Garland..." ... read more »
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