By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite a 32-year-old court ruling, school districts continue to raise barriers to enrollment for children brought into the United States illegally, the Obama administration said last week, characterizing reports of hindrances as troubling.
By Juliet Williams Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state’s powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for […]
By Ashok Sharma Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – India’s top court on Thursday stopped the Tamil Nadu state government from releasing three of the seven prisoners serving life sentences for the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, a lawyer said.
On Jan. 30, the White House issued a statement honoring the legacy of Fred Korematsu, a Japanese American hero who stood his ground in the face of injustice.
The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) commends the introduction of bipartisan legislation offering common sense fixes to modernize the Voting Rights Act (VRA). This bill will address the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder by ensuring greater protections for all voters against discrimination at the ballot box and ensuring that […]
By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The color of one’s skin is one of the most telling differences between people. In the past, racial
By Shivani Wawat and Katy Daigle Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court Sept. 13 sentenced to death four men for the December gang rape and murder of a young New Delhi woman, ordering them to the gallows for a brutal attack that riveted India, where it became a symbol of the rampant […]
By Jesse J. Holland The Associated Press States can’t demand proof of citizenship from people registering to vote in federal elections unless they get federal or court approval to do so, the Supreme Court ruled June 17 in a decision complicating efforts in Arizona and other states to bar voting by people who are in […]
Sri Srinivasan became the first South Asian American United States Circuit Judge on May 24, following a confirmation vote from the United States Senate of 97–0. Before becoming a judge, Srinivasan was the Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States, arguing 20 cases on behalf of the Obama administration in front of the Supreme […]
By Staff The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced April 27 that an American detained for nearly six months is being tried in the Supreme Court on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, a crime that could draw the death penalty if he is convicted.