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Asian Americans

Jul 23, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Potentially Offensive Asian Trademark Request Made after Slant Ruling

Potentially Offensive Asian Trademark Request Made after Slant Ruling

posted by Randall
Slants

The Slants

Many predicted that following the Supreme Court ruling allowing the Slants to trademark their name, more offensive trademarks would follow.

Reuters reports that since the ruling on June 19th, a San Francisco entrepreneur has applied for a trademark of a slur against Chinese people.

Mike Lin says its a slur he was called … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

The Slants Win Huge U.S. Supreme Court First Amendment Case

posted by Randall

The Slants

The Asian American rock band The Slants are playing a happy tune after winning a landmark first amendment case in the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling will allow the band to trademark  its name after being rejected in 2011 by the U.S. Patent & Trademark office because some considered the name offensive.

“This journey has … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 6, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Supreme Court Ruling Rejects Attempt to Douse Minority Representation

Supreme Court Ruling Rejects Attempt to Douse Minority Representation

posted by Randall

By Ed Diokno

The Supreme Court’s ruling in a case protected the rights of millions of Asian Americans to be represented in the halls of government.

 

The surprise unanimous decision (8-0) was a setback for conservatives who were trying to limit the influence of minority voters and Democrats. The court’s ruling said that when … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 16, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on UPDATE 3: Asian American Groups React to Supreme Court nomination

UPDATE 3: Asian American Groups React to Supreme Court nomination

posted by Randall
Sri Srinivasan

Sri Srinivasan

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

UPDATE 2 & 3 (with additional AAPI reaction):

Asian American community and political leaders expressed disappointment that an Asian American was not nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court while expressing support for the nominee.

Sri Srinivasan of the DC Circuit Court was considered by many media analysts … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 12, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Reportedly Finalist for Supreme Court Nomination.

Asian American Reportedly Finalist for Supreme Court Nomination.

posted by Randall
US Supreme Court

Photo by Josh Berglund

Several national news organizations are quoting unnamed sources who say that U.S. Court of Appeals Circuit Court judge Sri Srinivasan from Washington, D.C. is one of three finalists for a Supreme Court nomination.

Reuters, the Washington Post and PBS are among those reporting that Srinivasan, Merrick Garland, who sits as … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 26, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on SF Gate: Confirmation of Korean American Judge to Appeals Court Uncertain in Republican Senate

SF Gate: Confirmation of Korean American Judge to Appeals Court Uncertain in Republican Senate

posted by Randall
Lucy Koh

Lucy Koh

President Obama has nominated Federal Judge Lucy Koh to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, reports  SF Gate. Koh would be just the second Korean American on an appeals court if confirmed.
Her confirmation is uncertain, however, with the Republican majority in the Senate choosing to leave many seats vacant rather than … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 15, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: Why Not a Filipino American to the U.S. Supreme Court?

Blog: Why Not a Filipino American to the U.S. Supreme Court?

posted by Randall

Tani Cantil-SakauyeBy Ed Diokno

Everybody else has opined on who should be the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice, so I might as well join in.

 

When Justice Antonin Scalia apparently died in his sleep, it opened up a seat in the highest court in the land and opened up a political beehive during a Presidential … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 4, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on American Samoans Go to U.S. Supreme Court to Gain Citizenship

American Samoans Go to U.S. Supreme Court to Gain Citizenship

posted by Randall
 Leneuoti Tuaua is lead plaintiff in the case submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Leneuoti Tuaua is lead plaintiff in the case submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.

By Ed Diokno

Attorneys representing a group of American Samoans seeking U.S. citizenship Monday (Feb. 1) asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case.

The case, which if successful would recognize a constitutional right to citizenship for those born in

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Blogs

Jan 21, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Why Supreme Court Case on Immigration Will Deeply Impact the Asian American Pacific Islander Communities

Why Supreme Court Case on Immigration Will Deeply Impact the Asian American Pacific Islander Communities

posted by Randall

US Suprme CourtBy Annette Wong
Chinese for Affirmative Action

Chinese for Affirmative Action is pleased with the news that the Supreme Court will hear the case of expanded DACA and DAPA during this term. We, along with legal scholars and organizations across the country, continue to affirm the Presidents executive actions in initiating these programs which are … Read more

Community Issues

Jul 17, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Indian Express: Ballots in New York to Be Translated into Bengali

Indian Express: Ballots in New York to Be Translated into Bengali

posted by Randall

voting For the first time, ballots in Queens will be translated into Bengali, reports the Indian Express

The move comes after pressure from the South Asian community and two years after the federal government ordered the city to provide language assistance to South Asians under the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

“The Board’s bureaucratic foot-dragging has … Read more

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