Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: 5-4 is high court’s latest number

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Contributing Columnist Five and four are far more than simple math numbers. They have become the norm for the U.S. Supreme Court vote on any profound game-changing court case. That 5-4 vote has spelled deep peril for millions of Americans. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, will virtually encode Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Trump is packing the federal judiciary

There was little surprise at the news that President Donald Trump is packing the federal judiciary with as many white, conservative males as he can dig up. His anti-diversity federal judgeship count is indeed gruesome. To date, he has deemed only one black and one Hispanic worthy of a bench appointment. Three decades ago, President Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Trump’s mid-year report on civil rights

“The White House judges nominees on the merits of their character and not on the clients they once represented as counsel.” That was the terse statement that President Donald Trump issued in defense of the instant and loud criticism of his pick, Eric Dreiband, to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. The division has been Read More…