Decision could narrow section 2 of Voting Rights Act, which prohibits voting laws that discriminate based on race
The case, which has the backing of several retired generals, bears similarities to the lawsuits that helped to launch Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legal career decades ago.
Lower courts had rejected a challenge to Harvard’s race-conscious admissions practices.
Including a minimum wage increase in a bill passing the Senate under budget reconciliation got a procedural boost on Monday. The Congressional Budget Office responded to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ queries with an assessment that the minimum wage would have broader budgetary effects than some other measures that have passed the Senate through reconciliation. That means the minimum wage should be eligible for inclusion in a COVID-19 relief package. Unfortunately, there’s also been a setback for the...
It is in everyone’s interests for richer countries to ensure supplies are distributed more equitably Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCan naked self-interest achieve what a sense of justice has signally failed to do? Perhaps. Friday’s G7 meeting offers some hope that, at last, wealthy countries are waking up to the need to share vaccines more equitably with the rest of the world. More than 193m doses have been given globally, including more than 16m in the UK – yet 130...
Linda Thomas-Greenfield presented her credentials as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday, officially taking on one of the most challenging jobs for the Biden administration of helping to restore the United States as a top multilateral player on the global stage after former President Donald Trump’s unilateral “America First” policy.
Britain's Supreme Court has ruled that more than 40,000 people can make claims against the European energy giant following decades of oil spills in the Niger Delta region.
To reach this conservation goal, the country will have to conserve more than 400m acres of land and waterways in the next 10 years
For years, Kickstarter and Indiegogo have dominated the device crowdfunding space. Now, Amazon is entering the fray with gadgets it will make if people vote with their wallets.
A prosecutor is asking a court to decide who should handle the prosecution of Atlanta police officers in two high-profile cases involving allegations of excessive force
A more conservative court could make changes in how rules for next election will be set.
Wolves are finally getting some respect in China. Long reviled as pests and symbols of greed and cruelty, wolves have now joined nearly 1,000 other species that the Chinese government is determined to protect. In addition to wolves, the Chinese government launched a campaign to protect the lime-green Mangshan pit viper and the Yangzi finless