Category Archives: Supreme Court

Black Democrats to Obama: Pick Lynch for Supreme Court

Black lawmakers in Congress are urging President Obama to make history by nominating Attorney General Loretta Lynch to the Supreme Court. Lynch, if confirmed, would become the first African-American woman to serve as a justice. She would also be the first African-American appointed by a Democratic president since Thurgood Marshall, an influential liberal who retired… Read More »

Blacks See Bias in Delay on a Scalia Successor

As he left Martha Lou’s Kitchen, a soul food institution here on Wednesday, Edward Gadsden expressed irritation about the Republican determination to block President Obama from selecting Justice Antonin Scalia’s replacement on the Supreme Court. “They’ve been fighting that man since he’s been there,” Mr. Gadsden, who is African-American, said of Mr. Obama, before pointing… Read More »

Blacks And Balance on the High Court: How Justice Scalia’s Death May Impact African Americans

When U.S. Marshals confirmed Justice Antonin Scalia died Saturday while on a hunting trip in Texas, the country lost one of its most persuasive and articulate conservative voices. From pointed positions on Affirmative Action and the death penalty to controversial takes on immigration and labor unions, the 79-year-old jurist stood up for moderate to hard-Right… Read More »

Justice Scalia’s Replacement: With Voting Rights And Affirmative Action At Stake, Black Activists Urge Swift Confirmation

For the African-American community, there is potentially a lot riding on President Barack Obama’s decision on who fills the seat of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died suddenly Saturday. Such a choice is seen as one of the president’s last opportunities to cement his legacy as the first black commander-in-chief amid constant obstruction… Read More »

Black Leaders In Congress Condemn Antonin Scalia’s Comments On Race

African-American leaders in Congress sharply condemned Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Thursday for his remarks questioning the intelligence level of black students. “His suggestion that African Americans would fare better at schools that are ‘less advanced’ or on a ‘slow-track’ reminds me of the kind of prejudice that led to separate and unequal school systems… Read More »