Judge Upholds California's Affirmative Action Ban

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging California's voter-approved ban on affirmative action in public university admissions. U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti ruled against the challenge to Proposition 209, which barred racial, ethnic or gender preferences...

Justice Ginsburg's Future Plans Closely Watched

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Democrats and liberals have a nightmare vision of the Supreme Court's future: President Barack Obama is defeated for re-election next year and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at 78 the oldest justice, soon finds her health will not allow her to continue on the bench. The new...

State Net Capitol Journal: Supreme Court Weighs In On Major ‘Equal Protection' Cases

Last week was an historic one for the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices handed down rulings on three weighty issues that have been contested in statehouses across the country for decades: affirmative action, same-sex marriage and the Voting Rights Act. The decisions will reshape the meaning of the U.S...