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Conservatives on Supreme Court cast doubt on voting law

Conservatives on the Supreme Court expressed strong doubts about the validity of a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, signaling that there could be a majority to strike down the heart of the landmark law... Section 5 enables Congress to exercise its authority under the Constitution's 15th Amendment, which gave blacks the right to vote, to require some states, mainly in the South, to show that any proposed election-law change would not discriminate against minority voters.


Court rules you can be fired for being too attractive

Last week, Iowa’s all-male high court upheld the legality of terminating a female employee because her boss found her too attractive.


Asians’ Success in High School Admissions Tests Seen as Issue by Some


As Asian students succeed in the admissions test for New York City’s elite public high schools, they point to family motivation, but others say the test discriminates against some students.

Senh: So you're gonna punish someone for busting their behinds to improve their future... Yeah, that'll improve our education system.


Wells Fargo to pay $175M in lending settlement

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Bank will pay at least $175 million to settle accusations that it discriminated against African-American and Hispanic borrowers in violation of fair-lending laws, the Justice Department announced Thursday.


Muslim Americans say life is more difficult since 9/11

Muslim Americans say life is more difficult since 9/11

Half of all Muslim Americans say their leaders have not done enough to condemn Islamic extremism, according to a new poll showing widespread satisfaction with life in the United States, although many reported discrimination.


DMV worker quits over 'hell letter'

A California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employee who allegedly wrote a letter to a transgender woman and condemned her to hell has resigned, officials said Thursday.


Judge Rejects Military Policy Toward Gays

Judge Rejects Military Policy Toward Gays

While the policy will not change right away, the ruling reflects others taking aim at discrimination against homosexuals.


Supreme Court rules against Christian group that bars gays

A university can legally deny recognition to a Christian student group that bars gays and nonbelievers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a case that pitted anti-discrimination principles against religious freedom.


eHarmony Agrees to Settle Gay Discrimination Lawsuit

The online dating service eHarmony has agreed to settle a California lawsuit that claimed it discriminated against homosexuals.


Big Cable: Net neutrality violates ISP 1st Amendment rights

Big Cable: Net neutrality violates ISP 1st Amendment rights

The head of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association lashed out at net neutrality supporters who say Internet non-discrimination is a First Amendment cause.


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