Judge Kavanaugh’s Record: What African Americans Need to Know

Last month, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement created an unexpected vacancy on the Supreme Court. This week, Trump announced his choice to replace him: Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh, 53, has served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006. Though Judge Kavanaugh hasn’t served for long, his […]

Traveling While Black: What You Need to Know about the Law

In America, summer is the most popular time to travel.  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) predicts that this summer will break records for air travel.  While all passengers dislike long waits, TSA pat downs, and lost luggage, African American travelers face an additional concern: racism.  Recently, African American passengers have accused several travel companies of […]

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Higher for African American Residents

I have recently come to a sudden realization: almost all of my nursing home negligence clients are minorities. Specifically, somewhere around 85% of my nursing home negligence clients have been African American. I have not found the same statistical anomaly in my medical malpractice or auto negligence clients. This led me to investigate whether African […]

Supreme Court Decisions on Civil Rights in the 2017-18 Term

The Supreme Court of the United States hears approximately 80 cases each term.   While each of the cases is legally significant, some cases have a wider cultural impact.  This year, the Court decided several cases that will impact the civil rights of African Americans and other people of color.  Below is a summary of Supreme […]

Summer Safety: 5 Laws for a Safe Summer

  Summer is the season for barbecues, boats, and beaches.  While these activities are fun, they also cause many lawsuits each year.  Here are five summer safety laws to help you hit the pool or the grill without getting hit with a lawsuit. 1. Laws Related to Barbeques Barbeques serve up delicious food – and […]

What Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Means for African Americans

  Today, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced that he will retire from the Supreme Court next month.  Justice Kennedy, age 81, has served on the Court for 30 years.  So, experts have predicted his retirement for years.  Yet, because justices serve for a lifetime (and some have served well into their eighties), the retirement still […]

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