President Ronald Regan appointed Scalia to the court in 1986, and throughout Scalia’s years on the court he played a sizeable role in many influential cases.
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Charleston and the ACLU claim that dancing for so long is both “degrading to human dignity” and “patently unnecessary,” thereby meeting two of the principles that would render the punishment “cruel and unusual.”
On Thursday, the court heard arguments for Shelby County v. Holder. The case asked whether sections of the Voting Rights Act are still constitutional, considering that a black guy is the president.