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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
Another Blockbuster Season Ahead for the Supreme Court
The case, Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, involves a 2006 constitutional amendment approved by Michigan voters that bans affirmative action in the state. A closely-divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit struck down the ban because, it held, affirmative action is a constitutional remedy and the ban disadvantages minorities seeking access to that remedy on account of their race in violation of equal protection.
On September 25, 2013, LDF sent a letter to Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and the thirteen members of the D.C.
About 2,000 petitions await Supreme Court's return
Richard Wolf, USA TODAY 2:59 p.m. EDT September 23, 2013
The annual glut of appeals that accumulates throughout the summer must be whittled down by the justices' law clerks. Only the strongest cases survive.