On this day in 1870, an African-American politician was seated in the United States Senate for the first time, but only after Republican leaders rebuffed a challenge based on the infamous Dred Scott decision.
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The gay-marriage debate in Alabama has taken another turn, after a federal judge overruled the state’s chief justice in a dispute over issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
On the occasion of Rosa Park’s birthday, Constitution Daily looks at her journey from a childhood in the segregated south to her enduring status as a civil rights icon.
Amid the swirl of excitement following the Supreme Court’s decision to consider the issue of same-sex marriage, you may have missed news of a housing discrimination case that could have huge implications for civil rights.
In this commentary, Stacy E. Seicshnaydre from Tulane University Law argues that the disparate impact case in front of the Supreme Court today is about promoting integration as a core purpose of the Fair Housing Act, and not an assault on the Constitution.