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Why courts matter: Supreme Court may redefine the fight against racial discrimination
Posted By Sharon McCloskey On May 9, 2013 @ 10:10 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
Richard Wolf reminds us in this piece  in USA Today that, as the U.S. Supreme Court winds down this term, two cases that could redefine how we address racial discrimination in this country are pending for decision: Fisher v. University of Texas, on affirmative action, and Shelby County v. Holder, on the viability of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (requiring certain states and municipalities – including 40 counties in North Carolina –to get voting changes pre-approved by the Justice Department).
As Wolf puts it: ”The Supreme Court may be on the verge of declaring victory in the fight against racial discrimination.”
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URLs in this post:
 this piece: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/08/supreme-court-affirmative-action-race/2145291/
 Supreme Court agrees to hear racial housing discrimination case: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/06/17/supreme-court-agrees-to-hear-racial-housing-discrimination-case/
 High court cripples Voting Rights Act provision: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/06/25/high-court-cripples-voting-rights-act-provision/
 Supreme Court Tuesday (updating): http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/06/25/supreme-court-tuesday-updating/
 Justice Department may take on N.C. over voting law changes: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/07/25/justice-department-may-take-on-n-c-over-voting-law-changes/
 Settlement near in U.S. Supreme Court fair housing case: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/11/02/settlement-near-in-u-s-supreme-court-fair-housing-case/
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