Supreme Court upholds Voting Rights Act in surprise ruling against Alabama Republicans

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Alabama’s Republican-controlled legislature must draw a new electoral district that would likely favor a black Democrat. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times) The Supreme Court upheld the scope of the Voting Rights Act on Thursday, ruling that Republican lawmakers in Alabama are required to draw a new electoral district that would … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court backs black voters in Alabama electoral map challenge

By John Kruzel WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday awarded a major victory to black voters who challenged a Republican-drawn electoral map in Alabama, finding the state violated a landmark federal law banning racial discrimination in the vote. The 5-4 ruling upheld a lower court’s ruling that the card diluted black Alabam’s … Read more

Senators call on US Department of Justice to investigate Binance’s statements to Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department should investigate whether cryptocurrency exchange Binance made false claims to Congress in a written response to lawmakers this year, two Democratic U.S. senators said in a published letter. THURSDAY. “This is serious business,” Senator Elizabeth Warren and Chris Van Hollen wrote in a letter to the Justice Department, … Read more

London mayor slams US presidential hopefuls for ‘abhorrent’ views on LGBTQ+ community

Sadiq Khan has denounced US presidential candidates for their “abhorrent” campaigns against the trans community. The Mayor of London has reignited his war of words with leading Republicans over their “awful” views. He previously had a long-running public spat with former President Donald Trump. Now he’s taking aim at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former Vice … Read more