Here is a look at the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which serves to protect and enforce the 14th and 15th Amendments. It was enacted in response to voter suppression in the 1960s by state governments, local governments and law enforcement. Original jurisdictions: Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina...
Dr. E. Victor Maafo, the former pastor of Hamlet’s St. Peter’s United Methodist Church views the Good Samaritan Hospital Chapel at the Levine Museum with Marcus Kimbrough, the Director of Development at the museum. Dr. Maafo visited the museum on the 110th anniversary of the Hamlet Train Wreck of 1911.
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In upholding the state legislature’s limits on non-economic damages last week, the Missouri Supreme Court handed tort reform advocates a victory. The state’s highest court decided in Maria Ordinola Velazquez v. University Physician Associates and the State of Missouri that it is not unconstitutional to cap non-economic damages in litigation involving medical services, according to media reports.
(KWWL) -- Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and 11 other governors asked the US Supreme Court to reconsider its decisions on abortions including Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that found the Constitution of the United States protects the right to abortion. Reynolds and the 11 governors signed on to an...
A Christian college asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to reverse a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision that allows government to dictate who can teach the college’s faith. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent Gordon College. Originally known as Boston Missionary Training School, the college requires students and faculty alike to...
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In 1901 a deadly smallpox epidemic tore through the Northeast, prompting the Boston and Cambridge boards of health to order the vaccination of all residents. But some refused to get the shot, claiming the vaccine order violated their personal liberties under the Constitution. One of those holdouts, a Swedish-born pastor...
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Release) - United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch will visit the University of Wyoming College of Law and campus with a free public talk at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16. Gorsuch will discuss “Constitution Day Reflections: Equal Justice for All” in a fireside chat format with...
United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch will visit the University of Wyoming College of Law and campus with a free public talk at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16. Gorsuch will discuss “Constitution Day Reflections: Equal Justice for All” in a fireside chat format with Wyoming Supreme Court Justice...
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The U.S. Supreme Court is not a democratic institution. It consists of nine unelected elite lawyers armed with the tools and techniques of judicial review. They, not “the People,” often get the last word on vital questions of social, economic, and even political policy. Whether this is a smart way...
Description: A Gordon College associate professor of social work with an advanced degree in theology applied for promotion to full professorship, but her application was declined in 2016 because her performance fell short of the college’s expectations for faculty scholarship and institutional service. She also revealed that she no longer agrees with significant religious beliefs in the college’s covenantal documents that she had to reaffirm every year of her employment. Nonetheless, she filed suit over the college’s decision.
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Progressives, angry at the US lawmakers’ failure to extend the eviction moratorium, thus potentially leaving millions of Americans on the street, called for “occupation” of Congress, prompting parallels with the January 6 events. Hashtag #OccupyCongress briefly shot to the top ten of Twitter’s US trends on Sunday, with dozens of...
Dr. Frederick Haynes III & Other Civil Rights Activists Lead Four-Day March in Texas Calling For Voting Protections
*Dr. Frederick Haynes, III social justice activist and senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, former U.S. Senate Beto O’Rourke, civil rights activist, Rev. William Barber, and the voter mobilization group and the Poor People’s Campaign started a four-day Selma-style march in Texas on Wednesday to condemn proposed state voting legislation and call for federal voting protections.
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USA- In a surprise to nobody who has followed the 2020 election closely, around 47 percent of Republicans are of the belief that at some point in time, “patriotic Americans will have to take the law into their own hands,” according to a George Washington University poll on Americans’ faith in the election system and in democratic values, The Hill reports.