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  • The voting rights disaster

     The voting rights disaster
    It has been less than six weeks since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark law that for five decades has protected this country's most basic democratic right. But it is already clear that the decision was...
  • Obama 'deeply disappointed' with court ruling on Voting Rights Act

    Obama 'deeply disappointed' with court ruling on Voting Rights Act
    WASHINGTON — President Obama, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and civil rights lawyers sharply criticized the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key part of the Voting Rights Act, calling it a blow to democracy and urging Congress to take...
  • Supreme Court ignores new voting rights discrimination

    Supreme Court ignores new voting rights discrimination
    By gutting the Voting Rights Act, the U.S. Supreme Court got some of the facts right, but failed to recognize the reality of continuing discrimination against African American voters. What the court got inarguably correct was that times have changed...
  • Senate committee passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act

    Senate committee passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act
    WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, just two weeks after the Supreme Court handed down rulings expanding protections for married same-sex couples....
  • Is Boy Scouts' ban on the severely obese severely misguided?

    Is Boy Scouts' ban on the severely obese severely misguided?
    This week through July 24, about 40,000 Boy Scouts and their leaders are descending on a vast encampment in the hills of southern West Virginia to engage in traditional Boy Scout pastimes — hiking, shooting, repelling, orienteering, swimming,...
  • Newport law restricting group homes may be challenged, court rules

    Newport law restricting group homes may be challenged, court rules
    SAN FRANCISCO — A Newport Beach ordinance that restricts group homes for recovering addicts may have been motivated by illegal discrimination and may be challenged at trial, a federal appeals court ruled unanimously Friday. The decision by the U....
  • Panel starts review of sexual harassment complaint against Huizar

    Panel starts review of sexual harassment complaint against Huizar
    The committee charged with investigating discrimination complaints against elected officials at Los Angeles City Hall met Friday to begin its review of sexual harassment allegations filed against City Councilman Jose Huizar. The Special Committee on...
  • Jane Austen to grace Britain's 10-pound note

    Jane Austen to grace Britain's 10-pound note
    LONDON -- The Bank of England swallowed its pride and overcame its perceived prejudice Wednesday by designating Jane Austen as the new face of the 10-pound note, bowing to public outrage over the possibility that only male historical figures would be...
  • Mayor Bloomberg defines racism down, but he's not alone

    Mayor Bloomberg defines racism down, but he's not alone
    Twitter lit up with denunciations of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently after he accused one of the candidates seeking to succeed him of running a “racist” campaign. But the case against Bloomberg was muddied when the magazine that...
  • Judge says Abercrombie wrongly fired Muslim for wearing head scarf

    Judge says Abercrombie wrongly fired Muslim for wearing head scarf
    A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled that trendy clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch wrongly fired a Muslim worker who insisted on wearing a head scarf. The company violated anti-discrimination laws when it fired Hani Khan from its Hollister...
  • Putin promises no discrimination against gays at Russia Olympics

    Putin promises no discrimination against gays at Russia Olympics
    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin is attempting to allay fears about Russia’s new anti-gay law, saying there will be no discrimination during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. “We can be absolutely sure...