Justice Clarence Thomas
The Supreme Court says a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced until Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require close federal monitoring of elections.
The Supreme Court has sent a Texas case on race-based college admissions back to a lower court for another look.
The Obama administration and civil rights groups are defending a key section of the landmark voting rights law at the Supreme Court by pointing reformed state, county and local governments to an escape hatch from the law’s strictest provision.
After not saying a word on the bench for nearly seven years, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas finally spoke during a case.