Back on remand from the Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit this week upheld the use of affirmative action in admissions by the University of Texas at Austin.
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Nearly 150 years after Reconstruction, African-Americans in North Carolina are seeking a preliminary injunction this week against a state law that they say disproportionately burdens their right to vote.
The 14th Amendment was a milestone in American history. Not only did it strike down the Dred Scott decision, the amendment’s “due process” and “equal protection” provisions have had enormous constitutional importance.
Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 14th Amendment (ratified July 9, 1868). Here’s what you need to know.
John Bingham was an important writer of the 14th Amendment and a key player in two important post-Civil War trials. Gerard N. Magliocca’s new book examines a forgotten but remarkable statesman.