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.
The Department of Homeland Security inspector general released a report last week criticizing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's controversial 287(g) program, which gives state and local law enforcement agencies authority to enforce immigration laws.
Local law enforcement leaders are urging Congress and President Obama to pass comprehensive immigration reform because the consequences of the current system are jeopardizing community safety and public trust.
The number of African American and Mexican American students admitted to law schools has decreased in the last 15 years, according to a recent study by a Columbia Law School professor.
The Communist Party USA is celebrating its 90th anniversary. During the past nine decades it has been in the vanguard of the movement for progressive social change. Beginning in the 1920s, Communists have played central roles in the labor, civil rights and immigrant rights movements.
Something historic happened today, Aug. 8. The first Latina, and only third woman, justice of the Supreme Court was sworn into office. And people celebrated, despite every attempt to drag Justice Sonia Sotomayor through the mud.