Judge Jackson confirmed to the Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson to make history as the first Black woman in the highest court By Morgan Miles, Staff Writer Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by the Senate last Thursday, making history as the first Black female Supreme Court Justice. She is also the third Black justice and the first former federal public defender to serve on the highest court in the U.S.  President Joe Biden nominated Judge Jackson on Feb. 25, following the announcement of Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement. During the search process, Biden emphasized the importance of nominating a justice who would bring a diverse background and varying … Continue reading Judge Jackson confirmed to the Supreme Court

O’Bannon dealt tough blow

By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~ In a decision that New York Times op-ed columnist Joe Nocera deemed a “hollow victory” for Ed O’Bannon over the NCAA, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a portion of federal judge Claudia Wilken’s ruling that the NCAA’s practices violated federal antitrust laws. The former power forward for the UCLA Bruins claimed the NCAA “used the names, images and likenesses of college athletes to profit commercially without compensating the athletes.” He won his antitrust lawsuit regarding the issue in August 2014. In addition, Wilken also ruled that the NCAA is required to allow … Continue reading O’Bannon dealt tough blow