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Roland Martin talks with Judith Browne Dianis, the co-director of the Advancement Project, about the Supreme Court‘s decision to strike down section four of the…

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A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that police may take DNA samples as part of a routine arrest booking for serious crimes, this decision upholds  a Maryland law  saying the samples can be considered similar to fingerprints. To check out more about the story and read The Washington Post’s article click right here. Supreme Court […]

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Roland Martin talks with Sunny Hostin about the current gay marriage issues on the table for the Supreme Court.

Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Hollingsworth v. Perry, otherwise known as the Proposition 8 case. Wednesday it will hear arguments in a case dealing with the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevents federal recognition of state marriages between people of the same sex. Read More

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Gloria Browne-Marshall has made the boss move of boss moves, recently becoming the first black woman to get credentials to cover the U.S. Supreme Court. What’s The 411 Networks, the company for which Browne-Marshall is a correspondent, is also the first black-owned company to receive such credentials. Browne-Marshall is reporting on the oral arguments for cases Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum and Mohamad […]

WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court said yesterday that it will hear arguments next March about President Obama’s health-care overhaul — a case that could shake the political landscape as voters decide if Obama deserves a second term in office. The decision to hear arguments in the spring sets up an election-year showdown over the White House’s […]

After taking part in the King celebration Sunday, Cornel West spoke at the Supreme Court to protesters. He was among several people arrested. Author, commentator, civil rights activist and Princeton University professor Cornel West has been arrested while protesting on the steps of the Supreme Court about corporate influence in politics. Huffington Post has the […]

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death. Defiant to the end, he told relatives of Mark MacPhail that […]

GEORGIA — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is the target of an ethics examination, investigated by The NY Times, as to whether he misused his “prestige of office” to persuade his friend Harlan Crow to fund a museum in Pin Point, Georgia. Thomas, who is from Pin Point, introduced residents to Crow, who the Times […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: A federal judge on Friday upheld the gun laws that the District of Columbia passed to comply with the landmark 2008 Supreme Court ruling that struck down the city’s decades-old ban on handgun possession. U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina found that the new regulations were crafted to make the streets […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a lawsuit on behalf of Native American activists who claimed that the Washington Washington Football Team's team name is so offensive that it does not deserve trademark protection. The court without comment refused to get involved in the long-running dispute. The decision essentially […]

VIA WJLA: A group of American Indians who find the Washington Washington Football Team name offensive wants the Supreme Court to take up the matter. The group on Monday asked the justices to review a lower court decision that favored the NFL team on a legal technicality. Seven Native Americans have been working through the […]