From the courts, new threats to voting access and police accountability
The U.S. Supreme Court building as seen on Sunday, July 11, 2021 in Washington, D.C.. - DANIEL SLIM/Getty Images North America/TNS

Two court decisions this week may have dealt a blow to a pair of equity and social justice issues that have been among the most fiercely debated topics in our city and state in recent years: voting access and police accountability. The first ruling came from the U.S. Supreme Court and promises to further muddy the waters surrounding mail-in voting. On Tuesday, the court invalidated a lower court ruling that said ballots mailed without a date could be counted in Pennsylvania. The Supreme Court did not issue an opinion on the matter but released a one-paragraph order that vacated a decision in M...