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  • News and Analysis
    Biden Judge Invalidates Broad South Carolina Laws Improperly Used by Police Against At-Risk Students, Particularly Black Students
    February 27, 2023 4:25 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Biden Judge Invalidates Broad South Carolina Laws Improperly Used by Police Against At-Risk Students, Particularly Black Students

    Judge Toby Heytens, nominated by President Biden to the Fourth Circuit, wrote a 2-1 decision upholding a district court decision that stopped enforcement of vague state laws in South Carolina that criminalized “disorderly” or “disturbing” conduct in schools. Police officers…

  • News and Analysis
    Conservatives Target Student Debt Forgiveness at the Supreme Court
    February 27, 2023 11:49 am | By Paul Gordon

    Conservatives Target Student Debt Forgiveness at the Supreme Court

    Far-right politicians are trying to sabotage the Biden administration's moves to forgive student debt for lower-income borrowers. And they think the far-right justices on the Supreme Court will help them. We may have some clues as to whether they are…

  • Op-Ed
    Black History Isn’t “Controversial,” It’s Real Life
    February 23, 2023 10:52 am | By Svante Myrick

    Black History Isn’t “Controversial,” It’s Real Life

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Black history is the undeniable history of this country, its people, actions, triumphs, and atrocities. Yet, Black history is deemed “controversial” by people like Governor Ron DeSantis, institutions like the College Board that…

  • Op-Ed
    Florida Is Just the Latest Battlefield in Right’s War on Education
    February 16, 2023 10:40 am | By Svante Myrick

    Florida Is Just the Latest Battlefield in Right’s War on Education

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. It’s been a few weeks since a mess started boiling over in Florida with the rollout of the new AP African American Studies course, and no one involved is looking good: not the…

  • News and Analysis
    Biden Judge Upholds Homeowner’s Right to Sue Against Unfair Debt Collection Practices
    February 16, 2023 10:14 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    Biden Judge Upholds Homeowner’s Right to Sue Against Unfair Debt Collection Practices

    Judge Bridget Brennan, nominated by President Biden to the Northern District of Ohio, upheld the right of a homeowner to proceed with a federal lawsuit under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) for misconduct in connection with the servicing…

  • News and Analysis
    Biden Judge Upholds Consumer’s Right to Sue for Injuries Caused by Product Defects
    February 13, 2023 4:12 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Biden Judge Upholds Consumer’s Right to Sue for Injuries Caused by Product Defects

    Judge Sarah Geraghty, nominated by President Biden as a district judge in the Northern District of Georgia, rejected an effort by two corporations to throw out a consumer’s lawsuit contending he was seriously injured because of a vehicle’s defective brakes.…

  • Op-Ed
    What I Wish We Heard in Biden’s State of the Union
    February 9, 2023 6:19 pm | By Svante Myrick

    What I Wish We Heard in Biden’s State of the Union

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Reviews are rolling in for President Biden’s latest State of the Union address, with many of them focusing on a highlight of the evening: the moment the President got Republicans to cheer for…

  • News and Analysis
    Biden Judge Casts Deciding Vote to Uphold Black Lung Benefits for Widow of Deceased Coal Miner
    February 7, 2023 1:51 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Biden Judge Casts Deciding Vote to Uphold Black Lung Benefits for Widow of Deceased Coal Miner

    Judge Stephanie Davis, nominated by President Biden to the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, cast the deciding vote in a 2-1 ruling that upheld an award under the Black Lung Benefits Act that went to the widow…

  • News and Analysis
    Biden Judge Decision Reverses Lower Court and Allows Race Discrimination Case to Go Forward
    February 7, 2023 12:20 pm | By Elliot Mincberg

    Biden Judge Decision Reverses Lower Court and Allows Race Discrimination Case to Go Forward

    Judge Toby Heytens, nominated by President Biden to the Fourth Circuit, wrote a unanimous decision that reversed a district court’s dismissal of an indigent person’s race discrimination claim against a former employer. The February 2023 ruling was in Allen v…

  • Op-Ed
    I Know There’s a Solution to Police Reform Because I’ve Seen It
    February 7, 2023 11:40 am | By Svante Myrick

    I Know There’s a Solution to Police Reform Because I’ve Seen It

    In the wake of the tragic death of Tyre Nichols, yet another young Black man killed by police, I feel frustrated over the conversations happening around public safety reform. On one side, some progressives advocate for a complete abolition of…

  • Op-Ed
    Yes, Voting Does Work
    February 2, 2023 12:18 pm | By Svante Myrick

    Yes, Voting Does Work

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. As I’m writing this, 29-year-old Tyre Nichols has just been laid to rest. The pain and heartbreak we feel over the needless killing of this beloved and loving young man, son and father…

  • News and Analysis
    More Questions About Supreme Court Ethics
    February 1, 2023 4:33 pm | By Paul Gordon

    More Questions About Supreme Court Ethics

    There are more headlines highlighting the freewheeling approach to judicial ethics taken by some Supreme Court justices. This latest revelation involves the question of whether Chief Justice John Roberts should be recusing himself from cases where a party is represented…

  • Op-Ed
    Private Acts, Public Shaming: Decoding the Far Right’s Attack on Who Can Access Bathrooms
    January 27, 2023 5:25 pm | By Svante Myrick

    Private Acts, Public Shaming: Decoding the Far Right’s Attack on Who Can Access Bathrooms

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Over the past few years, we’ve all become painfully aware of the Far Right’s attacks on trans people, often centered around the right to use the restroom. So-called “bathroom bills” have popped up…

  • Op-Ed
    What’s an Eruv – and What Can It Teach Us?
    January 19, 2023 5:08 pm | By Svante Myrick

    What’s an Eruv – and What Can It Teach Us?

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. If you’ve been watching news or social media recently, it’s hard to miss a disturbing trend in American culture. It seems like antisemitism is back in a very public way – and not…

  • As Supreme Court Considers Redistricting and the Voting Rights Act, it Should Review Important Biden Judge Decision Upholding Voting Rights
    January 18, 2023 9:33 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    As Supreme Court Considers Redistricting and the Voting Rights Act, it Should Review Important Biden Judge Decision Upholding Voting Rights

    The Supreme Court will decide later this year an important case concerning the use of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) to challenge racially discriminatory redistricting plans. The Court would do well to consider a decision on that subject by Judge…

  • People For in Action
    How Young People Can Carry on Dr. King’s Legacy with Yolanda Renee King
    January 16, 2023 12:19 pm | By Svante Myrick

    How Young People Can Carry on Dr. King’s Legacy with Yolanda Renee King

    As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day this year, People For President Svante Myrick sat down with Dr. King's only granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King, to talk about the power young people like her have to carry on Dr. King's work…

  • Biden Judge Dismisses Challenge to Affirmative Action Program to Promote Job Diversity
    January 13, 2023 8:33 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    Biden Judge Dismisses Challenge to Affirmative Action Program to Promote Job Diversity

    Judge Jennifer Rochon, nominated by President Biden to the Southern District of New York, threw out a lawsuit brought by a right-wing organization that tried to invalidate a fellowship program by Pfizer that uses affirmative action to promote employment diversity.…

  • Op-Ed
    A Magic Made by Many
    January 12, 2023 10:35 am | By Svante Myrick

    A Magic Made by Many

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. For many of us, the Martin Luther King holiday every year brings memories of Dr. King’s great speeches and the incredible power of his words. Dr. King was a master orator who gave…

  • News and Analysis
    Biden Judge Green-Lights Citizens’ Lawsuit Concerning Harmful Mining
    January 11, 2023 9:01 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    Biden Judge Green-Lights Citizens’ Lawsuit Concerning Harmful Mining

    Judge Charlotte Sweeney, nominated by President Biden to the District of Colorado, ruled that a citizens’ group and a county can proceed with their claims that a federal agency has improperly delayed taking action against limestone mining that they claim…

  • News and Analysis
    Biden Judge Upholds Important Federal Gun Safety Law
    January 9, 2023 10:45 am | By Elliot Mincberg

    Biden Judge Upholds Important Federal Gun Safety Law

    Judge Regina Rodriguez, nominated by President Biden to the District of Colorado, upheld the federal law that prohibits those convicted of a felony from possessing firearms. Specifically, she rejected a motion to dismiss an indictment under the long-standing federal law…