The senators who voted against confirming Judge Ada Brown were not simply objecting to a Black woman judge but responding to calls from civil rights organizations to block any nominee who declined to "state unequivocally" that Brown v. Board of Education was decided correctly. 

The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act would restore and expand provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act gutted by two Supreme Court decisions.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has ended a Trump-era restriction on investigations into police departments and issued a memo to all U.S. attorneys and other relevant staff outlining policies to address law enforcement.

Thirteen organizations — which include the ACLU, NAACP, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Action Network, and Rainbow Push Coalition — sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding  a “comprehensive federal review” of excessive use of force and racial profiling by police across the country. “As we all mourn the loss […]