An op-ed highlighting how the Supreme Court of the United States has incrementally cut the provisions of the Votings Rights Act and what we can do now to protect voting rights.

Voting rights activists rallied to oppose voter roll purges before the U.S. Supreme Court in January 2018. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

By: Ian L. Courts, Esq.

Democracy is a process, not a static condition. It is becoming rather than being…

The Attorneys who handle America’s criminal appellate cases.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chamber.

Many Americans are familiar with trial attorneys, whether criminal defense attorneys or frontline prosecutors. However, very few Americans understand and recognize a smaller segment of criminal attorneys — appellate prosecutors and defenders. Appellate prosecutors, whether they be in state attorney generals offices…

A brief chronicle about my journey with my first puppy, Theo, my year old American Cocker Spaniel.

Theo, my merry cocker!

By: Ian L. Courts

Last year, 2020, was a tough year for everyone. I graduated from law school, graduation was canceled, studied for the bar exam (which I passed), started a new job…

Are the current geopolitical conditions conducive for a global war or a set of wars on multiple fronts? I hope not.

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The nations are gearing up for war. What I mean is the current geopolitical climate is a powderkeg for conflict, including boots-on-the-ground war. Could 2022 be the year that…

By: Ian L. Courts, J.D.

The Supreme Court of the United States (right); The International Peace Palace (left).

It’s a known fact that the United States has considerable influence on the global stage. Generally, the United States’ interests impact events globally, including the progress of international criminal law and jurisprudence. One component of international criminal law is the law of extradition; extradition law…

A brief discussion highlighting the Black women making an impact on the global political stage.

Vice President Kamala D. Harris (top-left); Former ICC-Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda (bottom-left); Chief Justice Meaza Ashenafi (top-right); and UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield (bottom-right).

By: Ian L. Courts, J.D.

Politics is shifting; moreover, the demographic face of politics is also shifting. Women within the developing and developed world are flexing their political might and getting elected into high levels…

On September 17, the U.S. commemorates its Constitution; as we reflect, let us not forget the Black American Jurists that reformed our constitutional jurisprudence.

Judge Hastie (left); Justice Marshall (center); and Judge Baker Motley (right).

By: Ian L. Courts, Esq.

America commemorates our founding document, the Constitution of the United States, on September 17th each year. This year, as we reflect on our country’s most important document — its strengths and weaknesses, we do so under the backdrop of the January 6th Insurrection, a global…

Ian Courts

Attorney, Young Black Voice, Law & Politics Observer.

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