LAW

Not so fast: Today’s decisions aren’t as great as you think

Not so fast: Today’s decisions aren’t as great as you think

by Madhu Ramankutty America’s millennials are thrilled. Twitter and Facebook feeds are filled with tweets of pride: “DOMA DOWN!” and “Overjoyed!” Instagram is overflowing with photos of sepia-colored rainbows and #SCOTUSpolice. Today’s overwhelming reaction to the Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 is a […]

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Fisher v. Texas: good for liberals or not so much?

Fisher v. Texas: good for liberals or not so much?

by Madhu Ramankutty Yesterday morning, SCOTUS finally released its 7-1 decision on the affirmative-action case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. What could have been a landmark, sweeping decision on the use of race-based criteria in granting admission to state universities, was instead a fairly anti-climatic and unsatisfying judgment […]

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It’s Time to Expand, Not End, the Voting Rights Act

It’s Time to Expand, Not End, the Voting Rights Act

by Bennett McIntosh This past spring a few friends and I, with the support of Organizing for America, organized a two-day voting registration drive at my high school in Littleton, Colorado. Our liaison with OFA expressed concern after a wildly successful first day because we had registered a large number […]