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U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) takes his seat to resume his testimony during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for his nomination to become U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX2YD47

Hearing begins for Trump’s attorney general nominee

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Tuesday saw the beginning of confirmation hearings for Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general. Continue reading

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Trial of first officer in Freddie Gray case ends in mistrial

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The trial for one of the six Baltimore police officers implicated in the death of Freddie Gray while in their custody last April ended in a mistrial Wednesday after the jury failed to reach consensus. Continue reading

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Kentucky clerk sent to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses

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A county clerk in Kentucky went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Continue reading

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Timeline of same-sex marriage laws – Class Resource

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Use this timeline of events and accompanying vocab sheet to break down the movement for marriage equality for your classes. A handout version of this…read more

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Supreme Court rules against Abercrombie & Fitch in religious dress case

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a young Muslim woman who was denied a position at Abercrombie & Fitch on the basis of her religious dress. Continue reading

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