Politics

Scalia: Court Shouldn’t ‘Invent New Minorities’

[Associated Press] The U.S. Supreme Court is making decisions that should be left to Congress or the people, from wiretapping to “inventing” new classes of minorities, Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday. In an apparent reference to the court’s recent decisions on gay marriage and benefits Read More

Op-Ed

Keep Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act

By Marc Morial NNPA Columnist “I risked my life defending that right. If we are ever to actualize the true meaning of equality, effective measures such as the Voting Rights Act are still a necessary requirement of democracy.” Georgia U.S. Rep. John Lewis In commemoration of Read More

Op-Ed

Justice Scalia’s Hurtful Words

Gary Bledsoe NNPA Guest Columnist   Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson NNPA Guest Columnist   The two of us sat in utter shock and disbelief as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, with a simply bizarre oral utterance, insulted an entire race of Read More

National

Supreme Court Justice Equates Black Voting Rights with ‘Racial Entitlements’

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief Justice Scalia Equates Black Voting Rights with ‘Racial Entitlements’ WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the oral arguments last week before the Supreme Court to determine whether a key section of the Voting Rights Act should be upheld, Justice Antonin Scalia Read More