Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Yolanda Young

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Yolanda Young is the National Legal Correspondent for Politic365. A frequent contributor to USA Today, Yolanda has also written for The Washington Post, NPR, and Essence Magazine. She also edits the legal blog, On Being A Black Lawyer. She is the author of a memoir, On Our Way To Beautiful (Random House) and a contributor to several anthologies.

Obama Overrides EPA on Smog Regulations

The EPA standards could have resulted in as many as 7.3 million lost jobs and up to $1 trillion in compliance costs by 2020.

FHFA Files Suit Against Banks Over Mortgage-Backed Securities

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) seeks to recover losses incurred by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the wake of the housing market crash.

Smart Partnership Dialogue: National Conference of Black Mayors

The State Department’s Special Representative For Global Intergovernmental Affairs (S/SRGIA) hosted a policy briefing for the National Conference of Black Mayors.

Mapp v. Ohio Turns 50: A Look at Warren Court’s Rights...

On June 19, 1961, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Mapp v. Ohio that unlawfully seized evidence could not be admitted “as a matter...

Tracy Morgan, Michael Strahan and the Gay Marriage Divide Among Blacks

When Tracy Morgan walked onto the stage of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on June 3, he was known as the erratic-behaving but lovable...

Study: Obama-era DOJ Hires More Qualified than Those Under Bush

The National Law Journal has found that President Barack Obama's career attorney hires in the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department are more...

Black Legislators Disapprove Alabama Senate Vote to Remove Jim Crow Language...

a bill sponsored by Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, to remove discriminatory language regarding poll taxes and segregated schools from the state's 1901 constitution was passed without the approval of black legislators. The Alabama House of Representatives will now have their say on the bill called a “farce” by black members.

Arguments Heard in Brady v. NFL on Lockout Injunction

The National Football League Players Association's unusual vote to decertify itself as a union was risky, but the move allowed the players to sue the NFL.

Justice Department Investigating Police Department Practices

Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez said goal of Department of Justice's investigation of Seattle Police was to ensure accountability, respect and trust.

NAACP Sounds Right Note Joining Organizations to Oppose Racial Profiling Bills

The NAACP sent a strongly worded letter to the State of Florida, urging legislators there to oppose bills – HB 7089 and SB 2040, which the NAACP believes are racially and ethnically discriminatory.