Blog Posts in June, 2013

  • US Supreme Nullifies Part of 1965 Voting Rights Act Tim Powers 940.580.2899 The Supreme Court on Tuesday gutted a key part of the landmark Voting Rights Act, passed in 1965 to end a century of attempts by former slaveholding states to block blacks from voting. In a 5-4 ruling with the court’s conservatives in the majority, the justices ruled thatCongress had used obsolete reasoning in ...
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  • Supreme Court Sends Texas Affirmative Action Case Back to Lower Court In a decision that could narrow the use of affirmative action in American education, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that a federal appeals court was wrong to dismiss a case arguing that the University of Texas illegally discriminated against a white college student when it rejected her application for admission. In a 7-1 ...
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  • One Can’t Remain Silent to Remain Silent Tim Powers Law Offices of Tim Powers Denton, Texas If you’ve been arrested, and the police want to interrogate you, they will tell you that you have the right to remain silent. How do you assert that right? One way would be to say something like “I would like to remain silent.” Saying “I want a lawyer” should also stop ...
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