A Supreme Court ruling this week blocking the Trump administration’s attempt to immediately shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, relieves, for the time being, the uncertainty 650,000 children born to undocumented immigrants have faced since President Donald Trump’s second year in office. But the struggle for the “dreamers,” as that group is called, is far from over.
As the nation inches closer to what will surely be a contentious presidential election in November, efforts are underway to secure voter rights and quash suppression and voter disenfranchisement.
When pharmaceutical companies illegally fix prices on generic drugs, it affects nearly every consumer of those medications, experts say.
The Supreme Court on Monday stood by its 50-year-old doctrine that many civil rights groups consider a shield for gross police misconduct. Even as protesters continue to take to the streets against police brutality, the court denied eight petitions addressing the qualified immunity doctrine, which can protect law officers from being sued, even in cases of egregious misconduct.
Gerald Bostock won a historic victory at the U.S. Supreme Court for gay and transgender people across the United States. After a champagne celebration, Bostock says he’s girding for more battles that still lie ahead.
As the world follows the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, questions arise about how this extremely high profile case will play out in court. Will a plea agreement keep it from even going to trial? How will a judge seat a jury of 12 fair and unbiased jurors? What tactics will the prosecutor and defense take?
New York state’s plastic bag reduction law, postponed twice already due to a lawsuit and the COVID-19 pandemic, is beginning to be enforced this week as the state reopens.
The issues of police brutality and racial profiling are not new, but have gained traction in recent weeks following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis by a police officer who put him in a choke hold for the better part of nine minutes. That officer, Dennis Chauvin, has been charged with second degree murder.