Civil Rights Law

How the GOP Lost the African American Vote, And Their Civil Rights Reputation –

In 1964, Republican Senator and presidential candidate Barry Goldwater voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This was the first piece of civil rights legislation in 12 years that he had voted against, and his doing so proved devastating to … Continue reading

Jordan: Government Clamps Down on Civil Society – Human Rights Watch

Article 22 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Jordan is a state party, guarantees the right to freedom of association and allows only for restrictions that exist in law and are necessary in a democratic … Continue reading

San Mateo Union High School District Target Of Civil Rights Probe Into Claims It Discriminates Against Chinese Students – Huffington Post

The civil rights complaint comes as at least a dozen Chinese students … meets federal Adequate Yearly Progress requirements under the No Child Left Behind law. A poor API and failure to meet AYP could mean state intervention that range … Continue reading

W.Va. sheriff’s civil rights trial delayed – San Francisco Gate

(AP) — Jefferson County Sheriff Robert Shirley’s trial on federal civil rights violations is being pushed … He’s charged with deprivation of rights under the color of law and falsifying records during a federal investigation of the incident.

CAIR, Muslim Civil Rights Group, Regains Tax-Exempt Status – Huffington Post

(RNS) The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a national Muslim civil rights group that has frequently drawn … The nonprofit has opposed anti-Shariah law bills across the country, fights discrimination against Muslims and aims to promote …

Rights body highlights woes of civil society activists in Red zone – Times of India

“The authorities use sedition laws to curtail … The human rights watch in its recommendations has said the government has failed to stop local authorities and the security forces from attacking and intimidating civil society activists who …

Judge clears Arizona late-term abortion ban – Reuters India

PHOENIX (Reuters) – A federal judge refused on Monday to block an Arizona law banning most abortions … challenged this month by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights in a lawsuit believed to be the … Continue reading

Fifth Conspirator Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Violation in Maryland – FBI Press Room (press release)

“The Civil Rights Division will continue to aggressively prosecute acts of hate, which have no place in our country.” Nowicki pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of violating the Fair Housing Act. He faces possible prison … Continue reading

Las Cruces federal courthouse may soon be named after ‘Big Ed’ Mechem – Las Cruces Sun-News

The Civil Rights Act was on the Senate floor that summer, easily the most important piece of legislation in decades. But “Big Ed,” as he was often called, was against it. At a forum at Highlands University, Mechem explained he … Continue reading

ACLU Urges Critical LGBT and HIV/AIDS Updates to 2012 Democratic National Platform – Huffington Post

Finally, in the area of HIV/AIDS, the 2012 platform should include a call to end stigma and discrimination against those who are living with HIV and AIDS, as well as strengthened enforcement of civil rights laws, such as the Americans … Continue reading