“At the time I was arrested I had no idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was the masses of the people joined in.” ~Rosa Parks As a result of her actions, the Supreme Court ended segregated busing on this … Continue reading
Today in 1981, President Reagan announced he was nominating Arizona Judge Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female justice on the United States Supreme Court. “I think the important thing about my appointment is not that I will decide cases as a woman, but that I am a woman who will get to decide … Continue reading
We think Barbara Jordan would be very happy with this week’s decisions. Let’s hope the word “inclusion” will soon be a word to celebrate on all counts. ***
Desperately Seeking a Suspicious Black Man The gun-totin’, Stand-Your-Ground far right has been declaring racism in America deader than Elvis for years now. How can there be racism, they wail, in a country that elected — twice! — a Muslim Kenyan-born Marxist — with the middle name Hussein, no less? Get real! Enough justices on … Continue reading
This Week’s Poll! Last week — just in time for Independence Day — we showed you the immediate and dire consequences of the Supreme Court scrapping Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 when we published Alabama’s new and outrageous “civic literacy” voter quiz. Unsurprisingly, just about everyone who took the test – … Continue reading
This Week’s Poll! The Times They Are a-Changin’ The Supremes want you to know: This ain’t your momma’s America! Not only did the highest drug-free Court in America make history this week by kicking the defenseless Defense of Marriage Act to the curb — but in refusing to rule on Prop. 8, they effectively made … Continue reading
Support Group! The Supreme Court might think that corporate personhood is the answer, but being a corporation raises a lot of questions. Lester & Charlie checked in on a support group for corporate people – watch the report!
Today in 2005, White House counsel and certified imbecile Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to the Supreme Court after three weeks of criticism. Including this, from Aunt Betty: “I heard her say that George Bush is the most intelligent person she knows. Forget the race for the court, that should disqualify her from the human … Continue reading