Dems Fighting Back? The New York Times reports that Democratic leaders, scrambling to avoid electoral disaster in November, are planning an ad campaign that would link Republicans to Tea Party extremists.Louisville Fallout: The Washington Post takes a look at the impact of the Supreme Court decision three years ago limiting the use of race as a factor in kids' school placements in Louisville.
Judging the Prop 8 Judge: The sexual orientation of Judge Vaughn Walker, who declared California's Prop 8 unconstitutional, has been raised in an amicus brief filed in the appeal of the decision before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, according to this report from The Recorder via law.com.
Remembering Ron Walters: Political scientist Ronald Walters was hailed as the "preeminent scholar-activist" and a civil right pioneer on Sunday at a Howard University service on Sunday. Walters, who taught at the University of Maryland and was about to return to Howard, died Sept. 10 of cancer.