Despite the GOP's nationwide push for anti-immigrant laws, Black Democratic lawmakers are denouncing such measures and say their communities support the struggle for immigrant rights.
California became No. 1 in the nation in its commitment to renewable energy after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that requires all electricity retailers to get at least 33 percent of their electricity from clean, renewable sources such as solar, wind and geothermal, by 2020.
The richest Americans receive the special privilege of having half of their income taxed at a much lower rate than the vast majority of working families.
Opponents say if Republicans get their way on immigration in Florida, social, civil and even economic life in Miami and around the state could be severely disrupted.
CHICAGO - In a landmark vote Jan. 6, the Illinois House passed a measure to abolish the death penalty in the state.
A coalition of progressive organizations, Fix the Senate Now, is calling for filibuster reform.
A new draconian law in Arizona went into effect banning classes statewide, k-12, that promote the teachings of civil rights leaders such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez.
A federal judge in Virginia ruled that one part of President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law is unconstitutional, which comes after two other federal judges ruled it was constitutional, setting up an eventual showdown in the Supreme Court.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Nov. 30 in the long legal battle over the rights of California prison inmates to decent health care.
Calling her "one of the nations foremost legal minds" and a "trailblazing leader," President Obama announced his Supreme Court nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan on May 10.