Civil rights leaders are urging the Clinton administration to appeal a U.S. Court of Appeals decision against the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) 30-year-old equal employment opportunity (EEO) policies. Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and others met with the Justice Department’s acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Bill Lann Lee, to discuss an appeal.
The decision, announced last week, declared the FFC’s EEO policies, which required hiring of minorities of women in television and radio stations throughout the country, unconstitutional.
FCC Chairman William E. Kennard said in a statement last week, “Our rules have opened doors for minorities and women and have led to more minorities and women in front of and behind the television camera and inside and outside of the radio booth.”
6/30/2015 Supreme Court Ruling Prevents Gerrymandering in Arizona - In a 5-4 decision delivered by Justice Ginsburg this morning, the Supreme Court upheld Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, allowing the use of independent state commissions that draw federal congressional districts, taking that power away from the state legislature.
This gives states an opportunity to deal with partisan gerrymandering by giving an independent commission power to draw federal congressional districts.
In 2000, Arizona voters amended their constitution, shifting the responsibility of drawing congressional districts, previously held by the state legislature, to a panel called the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. . . .
6/29/2015 The Supreme Court Just Saved Texas Abortion Clinics - The Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 today to put a temporary hold on a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that would have closed all but 9 of the state's abortion clinics in Texas.
The order from the Supreme Court comes in response to an emergency request filed by women's health care providers on the behalf of Texas women earlier this month asking the Court to stay House Bill 2, which would have taken effect as law on Wednesday. . . .