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Aug 12 2014
On August 9, Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was killed by a police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, MO. Eyewitnesses to the shooting report that Brown was killed while attempting to surrender, but police say that Brown assaulted the officer before the shooting.
The incident provoked immediate anger and frustration in the community and around the country. TheVox
Jun 02 2023
Glamour Magazine U.K. received some backlash after it featured a pregnant transgender man on its cover for Pride Month. On June 1, the magazine debuted the cover on its Twitter page featuring Logan Brown, a biological woman who identifies as a man, with a large pregnant belly. “Introducing Logan Brown, GLAMOUR’s June Pride cover star. ‘I’m a pregnant trans man and I do exist. No matter whatIndependent Journal Review
Jun 29 2023
‘Obsession with race’ that ‘belies reality’: Sotomayor and Jackson slam Thomas for equating affirmative action with slavery and Jim Crow
The Supreme Court eradicated race-based affirmative action programs in college admissions Thursday when it ruled 6-3 that programs at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution.
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson slammed the Court’s decision as being “without any basis in law, history, logic, orLaw & Crime
Aug 14 2014
President Obama said Thursday that “now is the time for healing” after a series of clashes between protesters and police over the shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., but he also called for an open and transparent investigation “to see that justice is done” in the case.
Speaking from Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., where he is on vacation, Obama said that many Americans “have beenWashington Post
Aug 18 2014
The mother of a slain Missouri teen called for the arrest of a Ferguson police officer Monday morning as the St. Louis suburb braced for the arrival of the Missouri National Guard.Wall Street Journal (News)
Jun 27 2023
Supreme Court justices rule state lawmakers do not have exclusive control over elections in key decision
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that state judges do have the power to override state legislatures when it comes to how federal elections are carried out.
In a 6-3 opinion authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, the high court ruled that the Elections Clause of Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution "does not insulate state legislatures from the ordinary exercise of state judicial reviewFox News (Online News)
Jun 30 2023
The Supreme Court Friday ruled in favor of a Christian web designer in Colorado who refuses to create websites to celebrate same-sex weddings out of religious objections.
The 6-3 decision was penned by Justice Neil Gorsuch and joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas. Justice Sonia Sotomayor penned a dissentCNN (Online News)
Jun 26 2023
CHICAGO — The Cook County State’s Attorney has dismissed murder charges against a mother and son who had been charged with the shooting death of a man outside of a Chicago hot dog stand last week, officials announced on Monday. State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said on Monday that her office will drop felony charges against Carlisha Hood and her 14-year-old son who had been charged in the incidentPatch.com
Jun 26 2023
A 26-year-old Kansas City man was charged Monday in the weekend shooting that left three people dead and six others injured in Kansas City, according to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office. Keivon M. Greene was charged with first-degree-assault and armed criminal action. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker in a news release Monday said more charges are expected this week as theThe Kansas City Star
Jun 29 2023
Thomas blasts Jackson's 'race-infused world view' in Supreme Court ruling outlawing affirmative action
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas dismantled his colleague Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's "race-infused world view" as part of the Supreme Court's decision Thursday to outlaw race considerations – also known as affirmative action – in the college admissions process.
Thomas, the second black justice to sit on the bench, sided with the 6-3 majority ruling Thursday saying the court'sFox News (Online News)