The provision of the Voting Rights Act that states which jurisdictions must get federal permission for changes to their voting standards was struck down on Tuesday by a divided Supreme Court. The overall law remains in tact, but will require Congressional action for pre-clearance to happen.
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries.
Twenty years ago, Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation seemed controversial but likely, until a young law professor named Anita Hill changed him with sexual harassment. The Hill-Thomas hearings riveted the nation.
As the president prepares to speak at an RV manufacturing plant in Elkhart, Indiana, The Takeaway talks to RV enthusiasts Ginni Thomas who heads out on the open highways every summer with her husband, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
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