demonstrations in response to George Zimmerman ruling
(Jae C. Hong/AP)
July 16, 2013

LA Trayvon Martin Protests Turn Ugly

Los Angeles officials have appealed for calm after protests turn violent over the acquittal of a neighbourhood watchman who killed a black teenager.


 Eric Holder
(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
July 15, 2013

US Attorney General: Trayvon Martin Death `Unnecessary Shooting’

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will follow "the facts and the law'' as it reviews evidence to see whether federal criminal charges are warranted against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.


Erik McDuffie of Urbana
(Sean Powers/WILL)
July 15, 2013

Rally Against Zimmerman Verdict Held In Champaign

Reaction to George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin has sparked outrage and disappointment, with demonstrations across the country.


U.S. Supreme Court justices
(Wikimedia Commons)
June 25, 2013

High Court Voids Key Part Of Voting Rights Act

The U.S. Supreme Court says a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced until Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require close federal monitoring of elections.


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