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Controversial comedian Bill Cosby was a special guest on the 'WGH Talk' show on Wednesday, and he stated his intent to go out and do a comedy tour next year. Cosby, released from prison in 2021 after his criminal sexual assault charge was overturned, is now facing a lawsuit in New York which was filed in December by five women who accused him of sexual assault.

Today (June 30) at noon, Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first Black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Federal judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's historic confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court marks another nudge towards an actual representation of all American citizens in the highest court in the land, as she becomes the first Black woman to serve after the Senate voted 53-47 in her favor on Thursday afternoon.

Ketanji Brown Jackson has the vote of Republican Senator Susan Collins in her journey to be confirmed to the Supreme Court. The senator from Maine issued a statement declaring her intent to vote for the federal judge after meeting with her on Tuesday in Washington D.C. Jackson also met with Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mitt Romney of Utah.

Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation to become the 116th Justice of the United States Supreme Court officially began today. The four days of hearings opened up in Washington D.C. with opening statements by the Senate Judiciary Committee, with Jackson in position to be the first Black woman named to the nation's highest court backed by a slim Democratic senate majority.

Sen. Roger Wicker, a Republican senator representing Mississippi, said in a recent interview that Biden's selection will be a "beneficiary" of affirmative action along with other quips.

Thomas recently gave a talk at a major university in Indiana, expressing that the nation's highest court does not play partisan political games but some on Twitter disagree with the assertion.

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The Supreme Court justice caused a stir with his opinion questioning the present laws against marijuana in the nation, calling the policies "more episodic that coherent".

Pittsburgh rapper Jamal Knox found himself on the wrong end of the law after dropping a scathing song issuing threats against city police, leading to his conviction for making terroristic threats. With the state’s high court upholding the conviction, Knox is aiming to appeal the decision in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, which looks […]

Today, Friday June 26, history has been made in the United States of America.

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions Tuesday morning, undermining efforts at major institutions in the state to increase diversity. The ban, also known as Proposal 2, was passed in 2006 by Michigan voters which makes it illegal for state schools to use race in the admissions and hiring […]