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Lawmakers seek disavowal of Supreme Court's racist 'Insular Cases' that limited rights of people in U.S. territories

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2024
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Patrick Semansky / AP file

A mostly Democratic group of lawmakers are among those launching a renewed push for the Justice Department to condemn racist Supreme Court rulings from a century ago that shaped a legal landscape in which people living in U.S. territories were essentially treated as second-class citizens.

Civil rights groups and professional legal associations are also joining the effort targeting the so-called Insular Cases, beginning with a letter sent to the Attorney General Merrick Garland this week.

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