Stories tagged: "US Supreme Court"

Carrboro Mayor Damon Seils, one of NC's few openly LGBTQ mayors, spoke at a recent Pride event about legislative and court attacks on LGBTQ people. (Image via Seils' Facebook page)
Watch One of North Carolina’s Few LGBTQ Mayors Talk About the ‘Fight For Our Lives’

Carrboro Mayor Damon Seils spoke at a local Pride event in the Orange County town about anti-LGBTQ legislation and court decisions impacting North Carolinians.

Nationwide, more than 45 million people owe $1.6 trillion in federal loans for college, according to government data, and as many as 43 million of them stood to benefit from Biden’s cancellation program. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
Supreme Court Takes Student Debt Relief Away From 43 Million Americans

Nationwide, more than 45 million people owe $1.6 trillion in federal loans for college, according to government data, and as many as 43 million of them stood to benefit from the cancellation program.

The bell tower at UNC-Chapel Hill. (Image via Shutterstock)
What Does the UNC Affirmative Action Case Mean for North Carolina?

Cardinal & Pine's Leah Sherrell breaks down the implications of a massive case at the U.S. Supreme Court that will upend the way colleges build diverse campuses.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - OCTOBER 31: Supporters pose for a group photo during a rally in support affirmative action policies outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on October 31, 2022. The Supreme Court is again examining whether universities may consider race when trying to build diverse student bodies, reviewing admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. (Eric Lee for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
US Supreme Court Bans Consideration of Race in College Admissions

The Court’s decision reverses decades of precedent. In 1978, the Court ruled that affirmative action was lawful, which it later upheld in 2003 and 2016.

Nadine Seiler of Waldorf, Md., holds a sign that reads "SCOTUS is Illegitimate" in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, as the Court hears arguments on a new elections case that could dramatically alter voting in 2024 and beyond. The case is from highly competitive North Carolina, where Republican efforts to draw congressional districts heavily in their favor were blocked by a Democratic majority on the state Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
US Supreme Court Justices Appear Skeptical of Giving State Legislatures Unchecked Elections Power

The Moore v. Harper case, which originated in North Carolina, has the potential to dramatically alter American elections.

NC's Moore v. Harper case could "upend democracy" if the conservative-dominated Supreme Court gives states legislatures unchecked power over federal elections, some advocates say. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
What You Should Know About Moore v. Harper, the NC Court Case That Could ‘Upend Democracy’

The Moore v. Harper ruling will have serious electoral and political implications on both the state and federal levels, as well as decide whether state lawmakers should have total control over election rules–without any checks or balances.

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Cheri Beasley, left, and Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C. answer questions during a televised debate on Oct. 7. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)
Beasley and Other Democrats Face Misleading and Outright False Ads

Over these last weeks of the election season in North Carolina, the state Republican Party has lumbered past that often faint line that separates politics from disinformation.