Stomping on Martin’s Dream

Writing to overturn key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts declared, “Nearly 50 years later, things have changed dramatically. Largely because of the Voting Rights Act ‘[v]oter turnout and registration rates’ in covered jurisdictions ‘now approach parity. Blatantly discriminatory evasions of federal decrees are rare.’…The tests and devices that […]

Getting to Know Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Posted with permission from and the law firm of Carpenter, Lipps & Leland LLP Growing up in the Bronxdale Housing Project, Sonia Sotomayor’s mother scraped together what money she could and bought her daughter an encyclopedia set, books that would help propel Sotomayor to a scholarship to Princeton University, from which she would graduate summa […]

Favorite Emerges for Supreme Court Pick

                          Posted with permission from and the law firm, Carpenter Lipps & Leland LLP Preeminent Constitutional law scholar and Dean of the UC-Irvine School of Law Erwin Chemerinsky recently sat down with The New Republic to share his thoughts on Obama’s first […]