SCOTUS

The Road Ahead

It appears that  the Virginia Redistricting Commission (VRC) will not meet its timeline to produce  a set of electoral maps establishing new boundaries that are supposed to endure until the next census in 2030, in effect, a 10-year legacy. The… Read More ›

You Must Remember This . . .

The adage that politicians rely upon the short memory span of voters allowing candidates to renew dead-letter issues and statements from the past or repeat by repackaging issues has not disappeared from the politisphere. Within the universe of civil dialogue,… Read More ›

Common Sense Jurisprudence

Media accounts of decisions by SCOTUS concerning voting rights are often devoid of reference to the language of the statute under interpretation. Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 (subsequently amended in 1982 and 2006) seems, on… Read More ›

Supremes Allow Voting Disparity Impact

Editors’ Note: Reposted from Mother Jones, July 1, 2021.  The majority’s opinion that the existence of “some disparity in impact” upon racial minorities is acceptable and not sufficient to make such laws illegal. This guidepost means that any future challenges… Read More ›

Uncharitable SCOTUS

Sir Thomas Browne (d. 1682) is acknowledged to be the first to coin the expression into print form in 1642: Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world; yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it… Read More ›

Dissenting Voices and Visions

The Supreme Court of the United States enjoys hallowed respect in our nation as its decisions affect every resident of the states and territories. The Court has been the battleground referee and umpire for many freedoms taken for granted without… Read More ›

Disparate Impact

Few argue that there exists no bias or discrimination in our daily lives as it may involve gender, age, color, or other. At times, the bias may even be widespread yet mostly invisible to observers. For decades, people of color,… Read More ›

Jim Crow Ate America

THE NEW JIM CROW by Michelle Alexander Book Review by Jim McCarthy             Although published 11 years ago, the content, information, and observations are not only fresh for consideration today but prophetic. The author offers… Read More ›