Cultural Wars and the Supreme Court
United States vs. Raines
362 U.S 17(1960) was a United States Supreme Court desicion relating to civil rights. The Court overturned the ruling of a U.S. district Court, which had held that a law authorizing the Federal Government to bring civil actions against State officials for discriminating against black citizens was unconstitutional.
Boynton vs. Virginia
Griswold vs. Connecticut
Loving vs. Virginia
Numbers 2. & 3.
United States v. Raines Fifteenth Amendment, Civil Rights Act
2) This case is likely to go vacant by the 2016 election because: Example of the opinion of the Court: (a) All citizens of the United States who are otherwise qualified by law to vote at any election by the people in any State, Territory, district, county, city, parish, township, school district, municipality, or other territorial subdivision, shall be entitled and allowed to vote at all such elections, without distinction of race, color, or previous condition of servitude; any constitution, law, custom, usage, or regulation of any State or Territory, or by or under its authority, to the contrary notwithstanding. Source : (http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=362&invol=17)
3) It might become vacant because so far, we've had our very first black President since the year 2009 and that is a huge step in the United States of America. Since our President is democratic, this definitely means progression and since America is filled with all kinds of races not just mainly Caucasians and African Americans anymore, no one is going to think about how they have a problem voting because of the colour of their skin and everyone in America can vote no matter what race they are but they do have to be a legal citizen of the U.S. This is what would probably change the direction of the Court but until then...it can't be determined yet.