6 Dec, 2016

Racial Gerrymandering in the SCOTUS 2016 Term

2019-03-18T18:47:19-05:00December 6th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Next week, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument regarding racial gerrymandering in two southern states: Virginia (Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections, No. 15-680) and North Carolina (McCrory v. Harris, No. 15-1262). The topic was brought before the Supreme Court earlier this year in Wittman v. Personhuballah, No. 14-1504, however, the Justices dismissed [...]

29 May, 2014

This Week in SCOTUS History

2019-03-18T18:47:37-05:00May 29th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

During this week in 1922, the Supreme Court made an important ruling which helped shape Major League Baseball as we know it today.  The decision was Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore v. National League.  Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote in his majority opinion that exhibitions of baseball are purely state affairs, and thus not subject to [...]