Shaw v. Reno (1993)

October 12, 2020 USGOPO 0

Gerrymandering and Race. Shaw v. Reno (1993)¬†was an extremely divisive 5-4 Supreme Court case which cast a light on race, the Equal Protection Clause of […]

Baker v. Carr (1962)

October 9, 2020 USGOPO 0

Supreme Court Decision. Prior to the 1960s, the Supreme Court generally did not adjudicate issues of gerrymandering and redistricting. Baker v. Carr (1962), was a […]

McCarthy Condemned

July 9, 2020 USGOPO 0

Have you no sense of decency, sir? In the early 1950s the Red Scare was in full swing. China had fallen to communism, South Korea […]

Senator Edward Brooke

July 4, 2020 USGOPO 0

A Civil Rights Milestone. In January 1966, Republican Edward Brooke was sworn in as Massachusetts’ senator. As the Twentieth Amendment dictates, Congress opens on January […]