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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
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4/23/14Related Case or Issue:
This week, Sherrilyn Ifill and NAACP LDF's Education Group recorded a high volume of media hits around the Supreme Court's recent decision in Schuette vs. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.
In The Houston Chronicle, Sherrilyn Ifill argues that the Supreme Court's recent ruling in McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission, in which the Court gives even greater influence to wealthy donors in elections, cheapens the act of voting. She cites the opening sentence of Chief Justice Roberts' majority opinion in which he writes:
Recently, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that businesses and other organizations can continue to consider credit scores in employment. As Johnathan Smith explains in an interview to Inside Counsel, this practice discriminates against job-seekers of color who are more likely than whites to face hardships, like student debt or medical loans, that lead to poor credit scores.