Google Gives $1,000,000 to Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative

Source: Angela Bronner Helm/The Root Tech giant Google announced Friday that its philanthropic arm would be donating $1 million to Bryan Stevenson’s Alabama-based nonprofit, Equal Justice Initiative. The Harvard-educated Stevenson is a lawyer who has for decades fought the good fight, winning major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent prisoners on death row, confronting abuse of the …

ANALYSIS: 6 People Who Could Become the Next Supreme Court Justice

Source: JORDYN PHELPS, JANET WEINSTEIN, JOHN KRUZE, and ALYSSA PONE/ABC News   Following Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden death earlier this month, President Barack Obama is in the process of wading through a binder full of potential candidates to fill the late justice’s now-vacant seat on the Supreme Court. And though Republicans say they will not hold hearings for any nominee the president puts forward, arguing that …

Black Lives Matter activist confronts Clinton over mass incarceration: ‘I am not a super-predator’

Source: Arturo Garcia/ Raw Story A Black Lives Matter activist disrupted a private event featuring Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday and confronted her regarding her past support for policies that enabled mass incarceration, the Huffington Post reported. Footage from the event shows Ashley Williams stand behind the former secretary of state and hold up a towel bearing the statement, …

Obama nominates SC Justice Beatty to be federal judge

Source: John Monk/The State WASHINGTON, DC- President Obama on Thursday nominated S.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice Don Beatty and Spartanburg attorney Donald Coggins Jr. to be federal judges in South Carolina. The nominations are the result of an agreement between Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who is backing Coggins, and Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., who is backing Beatty, according to numerous legal …