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The Sidney Wood Show: The Supreme Court Rules On DOMA And Prop 8.

Two monumental decisions from the Supreme Court came down today;  First, The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which is the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, was ruled […]

WAOK-AM–06/26/2013

People wait to enter the U.S. Supreme Court building, on June 24, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Southern Republicans Working To Take Advantage Of Voting Rights Act Ruling

Across the South, Republicans are working to take advantage of a new political landscape after a divided U.S. Supreme Court freed all or part of 15 states, many of them in the old Confederacy, from having to ask Washington’s permission before changing election procedures in jurisdictions with histories of discrimination.

06/26/2013

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The Sidney Wood Show: Supreme Court Cuts Down Key Part Of The Voting Rights Act

According to CBSNEWS.com: In a five-to-four ruling, the court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. That section of the landmark 1965 law provides the formula for determining which states must have […]

WAOK-AM–06/25/2013

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The Sidney Wood Show: The George Zimmerman Trial Begins And The Supreme Court Rulings

Opening statements in the George Zimmerman case began today  and the defense opened up with a “Knock Knock” joke. Also, according to CBSNews.com, avoiding any major ruling on the hot button issue of affirmative action […]

WAOK-AM–06/24/2013

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State Buildings Near Georgia Capitol Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Authorities say state buildings near the Georgia Capitol are being evacuated after a bomb threat was made.

06/11/2013

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The Sidney Wood Show: Dance Africa Atlanta And DNA Sample During Arrest

The 20th Anniversary celebration of Giwayen Mata, an award-winning, soul-stirring, all-sistah, dance, percussion, and vocal ensemble, will take place in Atlanta from June 13 through June 16  showcasing an array of experiences that embrace songs, rhythms, instruments, and dances. […]

WAOK-AM–06/04/2013

People line up to enter the United States Supreme Court Building, on April 22, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rejects Ala. Appeal To Revive Portions Of Immigration Law

An attorney for the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center says he’s not surprised the U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a request to revive portions of Alabama’s immigration law.

04/29/2013

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Opinion: Obamacare Should Win It For Mitt Romney

If you’re still looking for a reason to decide on which candidate to vote for, think about Obamacare and the fact that one report after another clearly shows that it’s going to cost the nation much, much more than originally stated by President Obama and his administration.

11/02/2012

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Opinion: Obamacare Is Bad For Small Business

As the final days of the presidential campaign of 2012 wind down, there is ongoing concern about what President Barack Obama’s law for requiring businesses to provide health care for its employees will do to small business owners.

10/25/2012

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CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.

10/18/2012

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