The Supreme Court’s second racial preference case

The Supreme Court’s second racial preference case

Racial preferences will be at the Supreme Court again on Wednesday, but the question i Haaland v. Bracken is adoption, not college admission. Under federal law, when a Native American child is placed in an adoptive home, priority is given to parents who are also Native American. It puts the interests of the tribe above … Read more

Israel’s right-wing coalition gets the cold shoulder from Biden

Israel’s right-wing coalition gets the cold shoulder from Biden

The victory of Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition has many on the left lamenting the end of democracy in Israel. Even before the vote began, Sen. Robert Menendez (D., NJ) threatened damage to bilateral relations if Israelis voted to the right. The State Department has said it would boycott some right-wing ministers, and President Biden waited … Read more

Donald Trump performs for . . . Donald Trump

Donald Trump performs for .  .  .  Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s allies say the former president, who lost in 2020, will announce as early as next week that he is running for the White House again in 2024. If you doubt that, Mr. Trump is already taunting his fellow Republicans and potential rivals before Tuesday’s midterm elections. Mr. Trump held a rally Saturday in … Read more

No guard rails for regulators

No guard rails for regulators

The Supreme Court hears challenges to FTC and SEC abuses.

The IRS and the Eighth Amendment

The IRS and the Eighth Amendment

By Travis Nix and Tyler Martinez Nov. 1, 2022 6:27 PM ET Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News Navigating the maze that is the US tax code can already feel like a punishment for ordinary taxpayers. But the real punishment comes when Americans face oppressive penalties from the Internal Revenue Service for innocent filing errors. That may … Read more

Denver Women’s Chorus Calls for Action on Roe v Wade Decision with Concert Series

Denver Women’s Chorus Calls for Action on Roe v Wade Decision with Concert Series

“We have concerts planned that really center around bodily autonomy and reproductive rights for all people,” says Clelyn Chapin, artistic director of the Denver Women’s Chorus. “A lot of our music is quite intense and protest-driven, but also expresses a lot of hope for change.” When the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in … Read more

Affirmative Action Reveals the Secret Meaning of Equity

Affirmative Action Reveals the Secret Meaning of Equity

It has taken too long, but the Supreme Court has finally put the progressive ideal of equality on the case. In two separate cases Monday, the high court heard Students for Fair Admissions argue that Harvard’s and the University of North Carolina’s use of racial preferences in admissions is unconstitutional and in violation of the … Read more

Can Harvard discriminate by race forever?

Can Harvard discriminate by race forever?

The US Supreme Court building in Washington on Monday. Photo: JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS Supreme Court justices showed the utmost patience Monday in hearing nearly four hours of argument in a pair of major cases involving race and college admissions. But the argument was worth the time because it revealed some unhappy truths about those who believe … Read more

The Supreme Court appears fully ready to receive positive preferential treatment

The Supreme Court appears fully ready to receive positive preferential treatment

Almost twenty years ago, the Supreme Court delivered a verdict Grutter v. Bollinger that student diversity is a national priority that justifies consideration of race in university admissions. “Effective participation of members of all racial and ethnic groups in the civil life of our nation is essential,” Reagan-appointed judge Sandra Day O’Connor wrote in his … Read more

Georgia DA asks Supreme Court to allow Lindsey Graham to testify in election probe

Georgia DA asks Supreme Court to allow Lindsey Graham to testify in election probe

Georgia prosecutors investigating possible illegal election interference in the 2020 election said Thursday that the Supreme Court should not stand in the way of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s testimony to a grand jury. In a filing with the Superior Court, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said the judges should reject Graham’s plea that they … Read more