by Caroline Cox
The staff of The Root provides statements from civil rights organizations responding to the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina at a historically black church.
Nina Totenberg of NPR takes a look at the two major Supreme Court free speech cases that were decided yesterday.
At The Atlantic, Garrett Epps discusses Justice Clarence Thomas’s position in the recently decided Texas license plate case and how his vote was deciding in taking on “a symbol of white supremacy.”
Other coverage of the Texas license plate case comes from Noah Feldman at Bloomberg View who argue that Justice Thomas “was telling us that the Confederate battle flag still means something” in his decision to join the majority.
At the Los Angeles Times, David Savage and Noam Levey consider the legal arguments that have a chance of swaying the Supreme Court in King v. Burwell.