Federal Appeals Court Rules North Carolina Voter ID Law

The New York Times reports on the decision, which is of major significance in the battle over voting rights three months before the Federal Election: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/30/us/federal-appeals-court-strikes-down-north-carolina-voter-id-provision.html

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Virginia School’s Transgender Bathroom Policy to Go Before Supreme Court

SCOTUS Blog reports on a fascinating application before the Supreme Court regarding use of bathrooms by transgender individuals: http://www.scotusblog.com/2016/07/virginia-student-urges-court-to-deny-stay-in-transgender-bathroom-case/#more-245431

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Judge Drops Charges Against Anti-Abortion Activists

NPR reports on a Texas district judge decision dismissing criminal charges against anti-abortion activists: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/26/487490938/judge-drops-charges-against-anti-abortion-activists-behind-covert-recordings

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Federal Court Blocks Mississippi “Religious Freedom” Law

NPR Radio talks to key plaintiff in the case on why she brought the law suit against the State of Mississippi: http://www.npr.org/2016/07/01/484284812/federal-judge-strikes-down-mississippi-religious-objections-law

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Implications of an Eight-Member Supreme Court

New York Times piece analysing the implications of an eight-member US Supreme Court after the death of Justice Scalia: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/06/27/us/eight-member-supreme-court.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=b-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

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Abigail Fisher’s affirmative action victory in the Supreme Court

NPR reports on the Supreme Court’s decision which allows the University of Texas a sigh of relief in relation to their affirmative action policy: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/06/23/482781691/a-victory-for-affirmative-action-and-for-many-colleges-a-sigh-of-relief

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U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding Obama Immigration Plan

The Supreme Court’s 4:4 decision means that the Obama administration’s immigration plan is blocked. See the New York Times’ article on the decision:

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Welcome to the JMA Florida Blog

Welcome to the JMA Florida Blog
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