By Fox News Latino | 08/15/2013 - 13:42
New Mexico's top court ruled that citizens in the heavily Hispanic state who don't speak English still have the right to serve on a jury.
The New Mexico Supreme Court cautioned trial courts and lawyers on Monday that this is in fact a right enshrined in the state constitution to all people, even non-English speakers.
The court issued the admonition in a unanimous ruling that upholds an Albuquerque man's convictions for murder and other crimes in the 2004 bludgeoning death of his girlfriend and a subsequent armed robbery and stabbing.
By Samantha Leal | 06/26/2013 - 15:27
By Amaris Castillo | 06/26/2013 - 15:19
This morning was a historic one for the LGBT community and its allies after the Supreme Court struck down on a provision of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (known as DOMA), as well as California's same-sex marriage ban (best known as Proposition 8 or Prop 8).
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/26/2013 - 10:30
It's a historic time for the LGBT community! The Supreme Court struck down on a provision of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's same-sex marriage ban, known as Proposition 8, this morning.
By Samantha Leal | 06/25/2013 - 13:19
Happy birthday, Sonia! The first Latina to join the Supreme Court, this “wise Latina” has definitely left her mark. We’re celebrating with these 10 fun facts about Justice Sotomayor. Read on!
1. She’s a comic book hero!
Sotomayor got the Wonder Woman treatment in 2010, when her story was made into a comic book series that also featured other notable women such as Hillary Clinton. Not too shabby!
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/25/2013 - 10:51
This morning the Supreme Court struck down on a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 — effectively ending the practice in which some states with a history of racial discrimination must get federal permission before they can change their voting laws.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/17/2013 - 17:11
As we await one of the most highly anticipated rulings by the Supreme Court, we began to take a further look into affirmative action and where the nation stands with it.
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/02/2012 - 15:00
I was guest anchoring on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin while she was away when the Supreme Court announced its decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is President Obama’s signature legislation that makes health care insurance mandatory. (Or face a fine, as an individual or business.) The mandate is also the focus of the criticism.
By Samantha Leal | 06/26/2012 - 09:41
Within minutes of the Supreme Court ruling on the Arizona immigration law SB1070, both sides were declaring a clear victory for their cause. Those on the side of the Arizona law, and helped to craft the law itself, said that the court's decision help to affirm the right of the states to create laws that address regional problems. Those who oppose the law insisted that the court affirmed federal authority, and cerated a clear path to challenge SB1070's lone standing provision.