The Coming Showdown Over Race in U.S. College Admissions
For almost as long as affirmative action policies have been used in college admissions, there have been legal battles over whether they should be allowed. The U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in time and again, pushing along the evolution of how race plays into school acceptances. Now, more than 40 years after first considering the matter, the court has agreed to hear cases that could mean the end altogether of racial considerations in shaping a student body.washingtonpost.com
Clarence Thomas' wife spoke at a conservative conference featuring the founder of the Oath Keepers, a far-right militia group involved in the Capitol riot
The event with Stewart Rhodes is one of many ties Virginia Thomas has to right-wing extremists and the January 6 insurrection, the New Yorker reported.news.yahoo.com
The January 6 committee obtained a draft of post-insurrection White House remarks that said 'the election fight is over.' Trump gave a speech but left out that sentence.
The House committee probing the Capitol riot has obtained a document from the Trump White House titled "Remarks on National Healing," per Politico.news.yahoo.com
'I am American’: Black Americans use social media to respond to McConnell’s comments on voting
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Black Americans “are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans,” sparking outrage online. His office said he misspoke and meant to say “other Americans."washingtonpost.com
Supreme Court rejects Trump’s request to block release of White House records sought by Jan. 6 committee
WASHINGTON — In a rebuff to former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is allowing the release of presidential documents sought by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. The justices on Wednesday rejected a bid by Trump to withhold the documents from the committee until the issue is finally resolved by the courts. Trump’s lawyers had hoped to prolong the court fight and keep the documents on hold. Alone among the justices, Clarence Thomas said he would have granted Trump’s request to keep the documents on hold. Trump’s attorneys had asked the high court to reverse rulings by the federal appeals court in Washington and block the release of the records even after President Joe Biden waived executive privilege over them.mlive.com
Justices suggest Boston should have flown 'Christian flag'
Supreme Court justices seemed to have little doubt Tuesday that Boston was wrong to refuse to fly a banner described as a Christian flag outside City Hall. Arguments at the high court appeared to unite justices on the left and right in favor of Harold Shurtleff, a conservative activist. Shurtleff wanted to fly a white banner with a red cross on a blue background in the upper left corner, called the Christian flag.news.yahoo.com
Biden can’t mandate vaccines, but your employer can
After months of hand-wringing, Michigan businesses breathed a sigh of relief when the Supreme Court rejected the federal vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees. Reid anticipates his clients in Ann Arbor and Detroit will keep some version of the policy they prepared before the Supreme Court decision. Even with the Supreme Court decision, office morale has taken a hit. More on MLive:Michigan’s COVID surge could get much worse, models projectWill Omicron change return to the office plans for Michigan businesses? Michigan lawsuit challenges Biden vaccine mandate for federal contract employees‘You people are just vectors of disease to me’: Ferris State professor goes on curse-filled rant during lecturemlive.com
Congressman Raskin says Jan. 6 hearings will ‘blow the roof off the House’
On Thursday, Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., spoke about the select House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot during a Zoom call hosted by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. He said the insurrection hearings will be compared to the Watergate inquiry.news.yahoo.com
House committee says Trump privilege claim should be tossed
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol says the Supreme Court should let stand an appeals court ruling that the National Archives turn over documents from former President Donald Trump that might shed light on the events.
Deep dive: What future of abortion in Michigan looks like if Roe is overturned
The right to abortions has been widely debated among Americans and lawmakers alike in recent years -- a debate that has nearly reached a boiling point today, given a new Texas law that could potentially impact national abortion regulations.
3 lawyers readying arguments in high court abortion case
Supreme Court justices considering a major abortion case Wednesday will hear from just three lawyers: one representing the state of Mississippi, another representing Mississippi’s only abortion clinic and the last representing the Biden administration.